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Sudan sees “victory” in UN Human Rights Council’s resolution

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September 28, 2012 (KHARTOUM) – The Sudanese government has hailed as “victory” the resolution of the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) to keep the country under the agenda item 10 of technical assistance for another year despite what an official described as attempts by some parties to move Sudan back to agenda item 4 of monitoring.

Delegates are seen beneath a ceiling painted by Spanish artist Miquel Barcelo during a special session of the UN Human Rights Council on on (December 2, 2011)

UNHRC decided, at the conclusion of its 22nd session late on Friday, to renew for a period of one year the mandate of independent expert on the human rights situation in Sudan, Mashood Baderin, under agenda item 10 of providing technical assistance in the field of human rights.

The Geneva-based council also “noted with concern” the humanitarian situation in Sudan’s southern states of South Kordofan and Blue Nile, where an armed conflict between the government and rebels is said to have generated dire humanitarian conditions.

But Sudan is apparently happy with the decision although that the mandate of the independent expert was not terminated as it expected.

According to the country’s justice minister, Mohammed Bushara Dosa, the UNHRC resolution is “a victory by all standards”

Speaking to reporters in the capital Khartoum on Friday, Dosa explained that keeping Sudan under agenda item 10 came despite accusations by some European countries that Khartoum is committing human rights violation in South Kordofan and Blue Nile as well as attempts by others to relegate Sudan to agenda item 4 of monitoring.

Dosa noted that the UNHRC asked the government to allow the independent expert Mashood Baderin to visit the two regions in the coming period.

Baderin complained, during his first visit to Sudan in June this year, that the government did not allow him to visit the western region of Darfur and investigate the human rights situation there.

The rapporteur of Sudan’s Human Rights Advisory Council, Mu’az Tango, also told reporters on Friday that many countries realize that Sudan does not need to be moved back to agenda item 4 of monitoring.

He claimed that the retention of Sudan under agenda item 10 was strongly adopted by the non-alignment group and even some European countries including Switzerland.

In August this year, Sudan withdrew its candidacy for a seat on the UNHRC following an outcry by rights groups. Khartoum later said it withdrew the bid due to “diplomatic considerations”

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  • 29 September 2012 12:30, by Observer

    Our Govt is so desperate for something to cling onto that it sees that we still need to be monitored for human rights violations,as a victory.
    How very sad that is for this country.

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    • 29 September 2012 13:36, by mohammed ali

      Obesrver,stop lying!When I write something,I dont say "our".You want to disguise pple from you true identity.I don’t see any of these countries qualified to talk about human rights!Human rights is "zero" in your own country.I suppose you have read the American ambassodor comments, and the " vulgar" comments directed towards her.Go rectify your country first,u r getting fair share of z looted money

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      • 29 September 2012 14:04, by Observer

        M.Ali,
        So sorry that I am meant to write the same as you.
        So you are admitting that human rights is "zero" in our country. In case you can;t work that out I mean Sudan.
        Glad to see that you are finally opening both eyes.
        I will gladly rectify my country first which is Sudan. Do you want to help me??

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        • 29 September 2012 14:58, by mohammed ali

          Observer,I don’t think you could ever feel sorry. Liers never feel sorry! Well you said it right now,that human rights is "zero" in your country,not my country,for which your bigest frind’s ambassodor scolded you in Juba.Probably you did’t see that WE the SUDANESE sleep with OPEN EYES. Am writting in capital hopfully that you could at least something.Are you among the 75 who recieved the letters?

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      • 29 September 2012 14:40, by forza

        mohamed ali, i really like the way every time you drag the observer and squeeze him in one corner. he talks about human rights that is designed by west specially for him. this clearly shows that he is dependent person. he is waiting for them to come impose their agendas and then he will be very happy to follow them.we don’t want to follow we want to take the lead by ourselves

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        • 29 September 2012 22:53, by Observer

          Forza and M Ali,
          The truth hurts huh? Everytime I say something that is against the leadership of our country you always accuse me of being either not a Sudanese, a traitor or a liar.
          Is that the best you can reply with?
          I am an ordinary Sudanese who is fed up with what is happening in this country which you two seem blind to, obviously because you are enjoying the patronage of the Govt

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          • 29 September 2012 23:16, by forza

            observor, if you fade up we didn’t yet and willn’t.if you see something wrong change it,if you can’t change it then change the way you think about it..sudan is a tough place for tough people and it has no place for people who fade up and by the way i never worked in government..never even in my list

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          • 30 September 2012 07:20, by mohammed ali

            Observer, certainly the truth hurts; this is why you are in pain when we reveal your true identity.Insults directed towards Ordinary Sudanese as simple human beings are and will never be tolerated.What you said aboutinsult,profani coming from both sides is not true! There are only 3 Sudanese using this web site, most of us joined only recently.The latest was n.sudanese who ....

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  • 29 September 2012 14:48, by mohamed mahgoub

    What victory is that,may be the govnt just happy coz it commited many crime against its ppl last year and got away with it,but the main thing if one has to look to its constitution & the law of this country will realise that HR issues will never come to an end in this part of the planet called Sudan unless a fundimental Chang comes through

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  • 30 September 2012 00:09, by Northern Sudanese

    Clear victory indeed , now when are you gonna allow enemies into our country? now you gave them all 4 freedoms. giving them the 4 freedoms is even worse than letting them pass oil through our lands for free. This nation won’t forget and i doubt any southerner would dare to enter sudan because we are so called hell,down down NCP!!!
    and observer, stop pretending your sudanese, its not worth it

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    • 30 September 2012 04:00, by Observer

      N Sudanese,
      So if I am not Sudanese then what nationality do you think I am??

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    • 30 September 2012 04:34, by mohamed mahgoub

      N.s why u think somebody would to pretend to be sudanese ,with the current situation in this counry nobody would attach himself ,but for us we don’t have much choices ,I S sudanese are the last ppl would like to affiliated themselves with this name ever

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      • 30 September 2012 05:43, by Observer

        Mohamed Maghoub,
        Well said. I know who I am but these extremists cannot bear to think that there are Sudanese who don;t agree with what the Govt is doing to our country. Therefore because moderate, educated not brainwashed Sudanese criticise the Govt on here we must be liars, not Sudanese or traitors
        If they replied with well reasoned arguments and not personal attacks I may listen.

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        • 30 September 2012 07:33, by mohammed ali

          Observer, you see the difference between you & Mahgoub?We never said he is not Sudanese.Why? His language is different.He never tried to show that he is Sudanese.Because he knows that he is.You always try to show that you are, trying to fill the difficiency.Your words are revealing, you can never conceal them, even if you want.We never attack persons but your countrymen do it even among themselves

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          • 30 September 2012 22:38, by Observer

            M.Ali,
            It is not secret on here that I received a lot of my education outside Sudan- which is why my English is a lot better than yours and Mahgoub.
            It is also no secret that I am Sudanese, have a Sudanese passport and work in Khartoum but you can continue to believe your theory about me it that makes you feel better and seem like a big man on here.

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      • 30 September 2012 07:45, by mohammed ali

        Mahgoub,no Sudanese will ever detach himself from his country or pple.You have already detached yourself from your country & pple when you accepted your Asylum visa. I have seen many young men like, majority are non-politicians and never had any political problem claimed to be political immigrants , some say we r from Darfur, Nuba, East Sudan and they had never seen these places in their life!

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        • 30 September 2012 14:15, by mohamed mahgoub

          M. Did u ask urself why they claim they r from Darfur or nuba M. so u admit there is a problem here ,when a country has so many of its citizen roaming allover the world seeking a sylum ,running from their govnt brutality anf abuse ,something is realy wrong ,not to mention the the dismantling it into two halves ! ,whatever u think about me I m arguing with u,not ur business who I m,but care for my

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          • 30 September 2012 14:29, by mohamed mahgoub

            con, I care for my felow countrymen including someone like u despite our disagreement ,let me ask u this right this moment there are over aquatre amiliom refugees ( or a sylum seekers as u called them) in SUOTH SUDAN do u think all those sold their country and went there seeking asylum?

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