FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Sudan Now Media Advisory
Contact: Matt Brown, Associate Director of Communications, Enough Project
WASHINGTON – Bishop Andudu Adam Elnail, the Anglican Bishop of Kadugli in Sudan’s South Kordofan, will testify before the U.S. House of Representatives subcommittee on Africa on Thursday, August 4 at 10 a.m. in the Rayburn Office Building room 2172.
The emergency hearing, called by Rep. Christopher Smith (R-NJ) and Rep. Donald Payne (D-NJ), will focus on the ethnic-based violence in Sudan’s South Kordofan region. In the past two months, the Sudanese army has carried out mass killings of civilians in Kadugli and a sustained bombing campaign in the Nuba Mountains.
Bishop Andudu, whose congregation witnessed many of the killings, came to the United States in May. He will provide testimony about his experiences and help inform the Congress Members’ policy of dealing with the Khartoum regime. Also scheduled to testify is Brad Phillips, conservative commentator and president of the Persecution Project Foundation and Dr. Luka Biong Deng from Kush, Inc., a Sudanese NGO working on peace and security issues in Abyei and the border regions.
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, top U.S. administration officials, and the international community 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/Save Darfur Coalition, Stop Genocide Now, Investors Against Genocide, and American Jewish World Service. For more information, please visit www.sudanactionnow.org