Press release and letter from 57 House members to the State Department asking that the US “develop transformational human rights and social and political benchmarks” for the U.S. policy on Sudan.
The letter opens:
“As you know, the Government of Sudan has a long and well-documented history of violence and repression against its population in order to maintain wealth and power for a small number of elites. We are gravely concerned about any U.S. policy that might result in further normalizing relations with a regime that routinely violates its citizens’ basic human rights, continues to support extremists and extremist groups, represses religious minorities, and steals the nation’s wealth while most of its people live in poverty.
We encourage you to develop and advance a U.S. policy that recognizes these realities, addresses the Sudanese regime’s failures of good governance, and supports the opening of political space. We believe the Administration and Congress must work together to advance a policy that promotes a just society and human rights for all Sudanese.”