Sudan: No to the detention of Haitham Dafallah, of Al-Maydan newspaper
Solidarity Statement, International Peoples’ Assembly – Arab and Maghreb Secretariat
• No to the detention of Haitham Dafallah, the editor-in-chief of Al-Maydan newspaper
• No to the savage war and crimes committed against the Sudanese people
• For an immediate cessation of the war and the protection of civilians
The Secretariat of the International Peoples Assembly has been notified of the detention of Haitham Dafallah, the editor-in-chief of Al-Maydan newspaper, by the Rapid Support Forces in Sudan. This detention takes place within the context of a bloody war between the army and the Rapid Support Forces, causing massacres and thousands of victims as well as the displacement of hundreds of thousands of civilians. Additionally, the targeting resistance committees, journalists, and all the free voices of the Sudanese people have been a constant practice since the beginning of the war.
Therefore, the AMR Secretariat of the International Peoples´ Assembly in states the following:
- We demand the immediate release of Haitham Dafallah, the editor-in-chief of Al-Maydan newspaper, by the Rapid Support Forces and the cessation of targeting civilians in Sudan.
- We call upon all media outlets and journalists worldwide to condemn the targeting of civilians in Sudan, including journalists and activists.
- We renew our solidarity with the Sudanese people and call all organizations of the International Peoples’ Assembly as well as all democratic forces and human rights organizations to stand in solidarity with the Sudanese people and wage an international campaign to stop the war, deliver humanitarian aid to citizens, secure the return of displaced persons to their areas, villages, and homes.
January 20th, 2024
International Peoples’ Assembly – Arab and Maghreb Region