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Repression in Sudan, 30 years after Tiananmen

This week, we remember with grave emotion the tragedy of Tiananmen, which, 30 years ago, on 4 June 1989, killed the democratic aspirations of Chinese youth by killing hundreds or thousands of students (the number has never been officially established).

This week too, the civil and pacifist revolution that brought down Sudanese dictator Omar al-Bashir last April, and the democratic transition that the world hoped for, seem to be coming to a halt: on Monday, June 3, paramilitary forces violently repressed citizens gathered in a sit-in outside the army’s headquarters in Khartoum. The result: more than a hundred deaths.

The demonstrators remain mobilized by refusing any agreement with the army and calling for civil disobedience to save the revolution, while the Security Council struggles to agree on a text denouncing this savage repression (veto by China and Russia). How many more deaths will we have to wait to avoid another bloodbath?

To see our previous weekly editorials on international news, take a look here!

  • ALAA SATIR (Soudan / Sudan)
    Repression in Sudan, 30 years after Tiananmen - ALAA SATIR (Soudan / Sudan)
    “Freedom, peace, justice and revolution are the people’s choices” « Liberté, paix, justice et révolution sont les choix du peuple »
  • MAARTEN WOLTERINK (Pays-Bas / Netherlands)
    Repression in Sudan, 30 years after Tiananmen - MAARTEN WOLTERINK (Pays-Bas / Netherlands)
  • EMAD HAJJAJ (Jordanie / Jordan)
    Repression in Sudan, 30 years after Tiananmen - EMAD HAJJAJ (Jordanie / Jordan)
    "Grève au Soudan" "Sudan strike"
  • KHALID ALBAIH (Soudan / Sudan)
    Repression in Sudan, 30 years after Tiananmen - KHALID ALBAIH (Soudan / Sudan)
  • BRANDAN (Afrique du Sud / South Africa)
    Repression in Sudan, 30 years after Tiananmen - BRANDAN (Afrique du Sud / South Africa)
    "Démocratie soudanaise"
  • VICTOR N’DULA (Kenya)
    Repression in Sudan, 30 years after Tiananmen - VICTOR N’DULA (Kenya)
    "Stopper une révolution, c'est comme passer la serpillière avec le robinet ouvert" "Conseil militaire soudanais"
  • PLANTU (France)
    Repression in Sudan, 30 years after Tiananmen - PLANTU (France)
    "Sudan"
  • GLEZ (Burkina Faso)
    Repression in Sudan, 30 years after Tiananmen - GLEZ (Burkina Faso)
    "Poupées soudanaises"
  • VICTOR N’DULA (Kenya)
    Repression in Sudan, 30 years after Tiananmen - VICTOR N’DULA (Kenya)
    "Révolutionnaires têtus"
  • GORCE (France)
    Repression in Sudan, 30 years after Tiananmen - GORCE (France)
    "I propose a minute's silence for Tiananmen" "The same thing is happening in Khartoum!" "His turn of a minute's silence will com in 30 years!"
  • ALAA SATIR (Soudan / Sudan)
  • MAARTEN WOLTERINK (Pays-Bas / Netherlands)
  • EMAD HAJJAJ (Jordanie / Jordan)
  • KHALID ALBAIH (Soudan / Sudan)
  • BRANDAN (Afrique du Sud / South Africa)
  • VICTOR N’DULA (Kenya)
  • PLANTU (France)
  • GLEZ (Burkina Faso)
  • VICTOR N’DULA (Kenya)
  • GORCE (France)