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Emergency Decrees Bring More Repression in Sudan

Expand Sudan's President Omar al-Bashir speaks at the Presidential Palace, Friday, Feb. 22, 2019, in Khartoum, Sudan. © 2019 AP Photo/Mohamed Abuamrain After more than two months of near-daily protests in Khartoum and across Sudan, President Omar al-Bashir announced on the evening of February 22 a year-long state of emergency and dissolved the government. He postponed constitutional amendments allowing him to run for office again in 2020 but did not offer to step down. In the following days, al-Bashir issued additional decrees outlawing protests, setting up emergency courts, and appointed…

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