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George Clooney & John Prendergast

Writers in the Washington Post

15 April 2019 09:03 PM

Sudan needs more than words. It needs action

For the past decade, governments around the world lined up to legitimize the regime of Omar Hassan al-Bashir in Sudan — even as it continued to attack civilians in Darfur, burn Christian churches, deny food to areas of the Nuba Mountains, provide support to extremist groups, and arrest and torture protesters. Instead of confronting these abuses, the United States, the United Kingdom, the European Union, the African Union, China, Russia and Arabian Gulf countries all sought ways to strengthen relations with his government.