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Sudan: Genocide

Question for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

UIN HL1406, tabled on 24 June 2021

To ask Her Majesty's Government what technical support, if any, they have offered to Nabil Adeeb and the inquiry he leads in investigating the June 2019 massacres in Sudan, particularly regarding the analysis of video evidence.

Answered on

8 July 2021

The UK is taking a leading role with Sudan to help ensure the democratic transition is a success. As part of this we have been clear that accountability for crimes committed before, and during, the revolution is essential. The Minister for Africa reinforced this message at the international conference on Sudan in Paris on 17 May, as did the Foreign Secretary at the highest levels during his visit to Khartoum on 21 January.

We continue to urge the Sudanese to deliver their commitment to an independent and transparent investigation into the attacks on peaceful protesters on 3 June 2019, and to hold those responsible to account. The Foreign Secretary demonstrated support for the work of the investigation at a round-table discussion on transitional justice during his visit, alongside the head of the investigation commission Mr Nabil Adib. We remain in contact with those in charge of the investigation to support progress on this important work.