Jonathan Hutson, the Enough Project, 202-386-1618, [email protected]
Mame Annan-Brown, Genocide Intervention Network, 347-564-2936, [email protected]
Andrea Clarke, Save Darfur Coalition, 202 460 6756, [email protected]
Julia Thornton, Humanity United, 650-587-2030, [email protected]
Susan Morgan, Investors Against Genocide, 617-797-0451, [email protected]
Please note: Photography and broadcast quality recent b-roll from IDP camps are now available for general use at http://media.savedarfur.org/save-darfur-media-epk-download and http://www.flickr.com/photos/savedarfur/sets/72157623816650366/. Photography of Monday’s student protest at the State Department is available at http://www.flickr.com/photos/genocideintervention/sets/72157623715411721
ADVISORY: Second call in series of press briefings on Sudan elections by human rights organizations features Director of African Centre for Peace and Justice Studies
WASHINGTON, D.C. – In an effort to provide journalists with timely commentary on the latest developments in the pivotal Sudan elections, leading human rights organizations have launched a series of press briefings hosted by Sudan Now, a campaign led by several of the participants. Tuesday’s call will include Osman Hummaida, executive director of the African Centre for Justice and Peace Studies. The African Centre for Justice and Peace Studies is dedicated to promoting human rights and the rule of law in Sudan through ongoing monitoring of human rights violations in the country and promotion of legal reform. The group has been tracking violations of electoral procedure and incidents of irregularities committed by the National Elections Commission (NEC) and officials present at polling centers.
Sudan Now’s press calls are being held each day this week at 10 a.m. Eastern Time. The calls are largely devoted to questions from journalists after very brief opening statements from the guest speakers. Additional organizations participating in Tuesday’s call include the Save Darfur Coalition, the Enough Project at the Center for American Progress, Genocide Intervention Network, and Humanity United.
According to the Sudan Now campaign, the current implementation of the U.S. policy on Sudan has not addressed a number of extremely concerning developments including clear indications that the national election will be neither free nor fair, ongoing government attacks that have killed hundreds and displaced thousands in recent months, and ongoing obstruction by the Government of Sudan in access for aid workers and UN investigators to Darfur.
Tuesday, April 13 through Friday, April 15 at 10 a.m. Eastern Time (daily)
Osman Hummaida, Executive Director, African Centre for Justice and Peace Studies
Omer Ismail, Advisor, the Enough Project at the Center for American Progress
Mark Lotwis, Acting President, Save Darfur Coalition
Sam Bell, Executive Director, Genocide Intervention Network
David Abramowitz, Director of Policy and Government Relations, Humanity United
DIAL IN NUMBER:
US/Canada Dial-in #: (877) 210-8943 – Conference ID # 68487901
Int'l/Local Dial-In #: (706) 902-0621 – Conference ID # 68487901
Sudan Now is a campaign led by a group of anti-genocide and human rights advocacy organizations committed to bringing meaningful and lasting peace to Sudan and encouraging strong American leadership and action to achieve this goal. The campaign challenges President Obama and top U.S. administration officials to live up to their promises to take strong and immediate action to help end the international crisis in Sudan and bring a lasting peace to Sudan’s people. Organizations participating in the campaign include Humanity United, the Enough Project at the Center for American Progress, Genocide Intervention Network, Stop Genocide Now, and Investors Against Genocide.