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Risch, Menendez, Meeks, McCaul on One-Year Anniversary of Coup in Sudan

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Jim Risch (R-Idaho) and Bob Menendez (D-N.J.), ranking member and chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, and U.S. Representatives Gregory Meeks (D-N.Y.) and Michael McCaul (R-Texas), chairman and ranking member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, today released the below statement in observance of the one-year anniversary of the coup in Sudan:

“We stand in solidarity with the Sudanese people and their tireless efforts to establish a democratic government in Sudan, and call on the military junta to relinquish power to a civilian-led transition. We support those who have come together to draft and advance a constitutional framework, and urge all stakeholders to ensure the proposal, and the process for its adoption, are acceptable to a broad range of civil society. Those responsible for abuses perpetrated against Sudanese peacefully advocating for a transition to democracy must be held accountable for their actions.”