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Sudan: Police

Question for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

UIN HL7186, tabled on 22 March 2022

To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the decision of the government of the United States to add the Sudan Central Reserves Police to its list of sanctioned entities; what plans they have, if any, to make a similar decision; and if they have no such plans, why not.

Answered on

30 March 2022

We remain concerned at the political crisis and continued violent repression of protesters in Sudan. The US is right to condemn Sudan's Central Reserve Police for their use of excessive use of force against protestors. We will continue to consider all options to maintain pressure on the Sudanese security forces, including the possibility of sanctions. We would not normally speculate about future sanctions targets as to do so could reduce their impact.

We continue to press the Sudanese military to allow peaceful protests, protect human rights and deliver accountability for past violations; a message delivered directly by senior FCDO officials to Sudan's military leadership on 3 March in Khartoum.