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Barbaric Sudan

For those who might be interested, the address of the Embassy of Sudan in London is:

Embassy of the Republic of the Sudan
3 Cleveland Row
St. James’s
London
SW1A 1DD

Should you feel that the violent and unpleasant regime might need reminding that civilised states do not jail teachers on trumped up charges under a kangeroo court for allowing their class to name a teddy bear, my suggestion is that you let them know that the people of the United Kingdom hold them in the most abject contempt.

After all it is merely the latest crime from a regime that is racist, fanatical, despotic and evil.

I think that the man who represents this disgusting regime in London, Omer Siddig, can leave as soon as he likes, and I do not think that our woman in Khartoum, Dr Rosalind Marsden, need detain herself further in attendance to these vermin.

Comments

Anonymous said…
I share your disgust about the Sudanese regime - mainly for the despoilation of Darfur. However, in its own terms, 15 days in jail is not awfully 'barbaric'. The teacher did act in a way which is apparently offensive and illegal under the terms of Sudanese law. In comparison, we already detain people for up to 28 days in the UK, while determining their guilt, and are discussing an extension on that figure. I think the 300,000 dead in Darfur should be a better call to action than the short imprisonment and subsequent banishment of a rather naive teacher. Wheatley
Anonymous said…
Agree with Cicero on Sudan.

O/T but i was sorry to hear about Aberdeen Cicero. The winner must be a remarkable candidate. One hopes you will not confine yourself to Scotland but accept solicitations from LDCPS in the rest of the UK. I can think of several old Labour seats cum Lib Dem targets that would benefit from an MP with a brain of his own. Newport East should be just the Job.......

Lepidus
Anonymous said…
I agree with the anonymous poster. Darfur should have gotten us more riled up than this "Mohammed" case. Plus, look, it's rogues like China and Russia propping Khartoum up and the African Union, much to Qaddafi's (shockingly) disgust, is impotent on these things. Until Africa feels strong enough to act, it will be too weak to stop these things. It is not "colonial" for us to stop injustices, it is called the right thing to do.
Cicero said…
Hey Wheatley! It is a very moot point as to if this is a crime even under the draconian and backward laws of Sudan, and the fact that this issue has now led barbarians to demand death for the teacher shows to me that this was a political trial all along. I completely agree about Darfur (and indeed South Sudan) and would suggest that the United Kingdom no longer recognise the legality of Sudanese rule there.

Hope all well...

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