Sudan and South Sudan – Crackdown on demonstrations (December 10, 2012)
France is extremely concerned by reports that several people died during the crackdown against a demonstration in South Sudan and that 4 students were killed in conjunction with a protest in Sudan.
The freedom of assembly and association is a fundamental right. We call on the Sudanese and South Sudanese authorities to investigate these events as swiftly as possible and to bring the perpetrators of these crimes to justice.
France also urges the authorities to ensure that the security forces do not use disproportionate force while carrying out their duties to maintain law and order.