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Mit schuld an dem Elend sind die Engländer und Franzosen, siehe Weltchronik 16.2.2012
Schlachtfeld Sudan: Krieg gegen das Volk der Nuba. Süddeutsche Zeitung vom 15.2.2012. Reportage von Arne Perras
(Von besonderer Seite, erhalten am 20.1.2011) Die Grenzlinie zwischen islamischer und schwarz-afrikanischer Kultur zieht sich mitten durch den Sudan. Seit Jahrhunderten hatte der arabische Norden nur am Sklavenfang und Elfenbeinhandel Interesse. So blieb der Süden im Gegensatz zum Norden total unterentwickelt. Mehrere Bürgerkriege zerfleischten das Land mit dem Ergebnis, dass mehr als 2 Millionen in den Kriegswirren und Hungers starben vor allem im südlichen Teil des Landes. Schwarze und Christen wurden als Menschen zweiter Klasse behandelt. Es gab die Versuche der Zwangsislamisierung und der Einführung der „Shariah“ in allen Landesteilen.
Mit der Entdeckung von gewaltigen Erdöl-Reserven im Süden und an der kulturellen Grenze ergaben sich neue Perspektiven. Inzwischen beuten die Chinesen, Inder und Malayen die Reserven des Nordens aus. Eine Pipeline wurde von den Chinesen bis zur Hafenstadt Port Sudan gebaut. An der Ausbeutung des Öls im unterentwickelten Süden haben vor allem die USA, England, Israel und die Franzosen großes Interesse.
Die Rolle Deutschlands ist nicht ganz klar, denn für Jahrzehnte stand Deutschland auf der Seite des Nordens. Sehr viel Kriegsausrüstung aus Deutschland ging über befreundete Staaten in den Nordsudan und verlängerte dadurch das unendliche Leiden und Sterben der Bewohner des Südens. Jahrelang wurden Offiziere des Nordens in Hamburg ausgebildet. Offiziere, die sich nicht scheuten, die eigene Bevölkerung zu bombardieren und massakrieren. Auch Daimler-Benz hat sich mit der Lieferung von Unimogs an den Kriegsapparat des Nordens versündigt.
Die christlichen Flüchtlinge aus dem Südsudan sind in Deutschland nicht gut behandelt worden. Immer wieder wollte man Flüchtlinge abschieben und den Terror-Regimen in Khartum übergeben. Nur weil sich einige Piloten der Lufthansa geweigert haben, Flüchtlinge in den Sudan mitzunehmen, ist ihr Leben gerettet worden. Da haben deutsche Gerichte und Richter Schuld auf sich geladen.
Trotz großer anfänglicher
Schwierigkeiten hat der neue Staat im Süden des Sudan große Chancen, sich
positiv zu entwickeln.
(Anmerkung: Wir nehmen die Verantwortung für die Veröffentlichung dieses Artikels auf uns, denn wir glauben, dass obige Behauptungen der Wahrheit entsprechen und dass wir uns vor dem Jüngsten Gericht verantworten müssen, wenn wir all diese traurigen Tatsachen totschweigen. Guami, Wache der Barmherzigkeit, 21.1.2011)
Polygamy: El Bashir leads by example
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News Article by PANA posted on March 06, 2002 at 00:17:15: EST (-5 GMT)
Security terror against innocent Sudanese Christian
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Sudanese convert to Christianity forced into hiding
[Latest News From Sudan At Sudan.Net ]- News Article by Compass posted on February 10, 2002
Khartoum Security Officials Beat, Threaten Former Muslim by Barbara G. Baker
ISTANBUL, February 7 (Compass) -- A Sudanese convert to Christianity was forced into hiding this week after severe beatings and torture by state security police, who for the second time refused to allow the former Muslim to leave Sudan through the Khartoum airport. Church sources in Khartoum confirmed today that after Aladin Omer Agabni Mohammed checked in for his Sunday morning flight on February 3, he was again turned back by security authorities. He had been told the night before that the travel ban blocking his previous trip on January 30 had been lifted, and that he should come to the airport the next morning to depart.Instead, Mohammed was taken off for interrogation by two security officers and two soldiers, who confiscated his passport as well as $200 and 1,300 Sudanese dinars ($5) and then beat him severely. The four officials used abusive language, reportedly calling anyone who converted! from Islam to Christianity an "animal." They threatened to "eliminate" him if he told anyone how he had been treated.When the police sent him away, he decided not to return to his previous lodgings and went into hiding. Mohammed's family home has since been searched, with two of his brothers arrested by the police to force them to confess where their brother is hiding. The former Muslim had been restricted to Khartoum after he was stopped on January 30, and given orders to report to the security police offices several times a day. He was kept under surveillance in his lodgings, and according to one source, received "nothing but insults, threats and some mishandling" every day from police officials. Church sources in Khartoum confirmed that in late January, security police had injected Mohammed at least three times with unknown drug substances that made him drowsy, taking him 12 hours or more to sleep off each dose. "He didn't know what was happening around him," the source ! said, "so we were trying to get him out of this situation." Mohammed was planning to travel via Uganda to enroll in a Christian seminary in Kenya. Now 34, Mohammed converted to Christianity 11 years ago while a university student. At the hands of the Khartoum regime's security police, he has since had his right hand broken, undergone torture with melting blocks of ice on his chest, and been beaten severely while under arrest. "The government here will not allow any Muslim to convert," noted a Christian leader in Khartoum, "and yet they are talking about Muslim-Christian dialogue. We cannot contend with this problem inside Sudan, without letting people outside know that there are injustices going on here."Sudanese law calls for the death penalty for a Muslim who commits apostasy by converting to another faith.
* Soudan. Cessez-le-feu - Le 19 janvier à Genève, le gouvernement
soudanais et les rebelles sudistes ont signé un accord de cessez-le-feu
historique. Celui-ci pourrait ouvrir la voie à une résolution du conflit du
Sud-Soudan, qui dure depuis 19 ans et a déjà fait 2 millions de morts. Le
gouvernement suisse et les Etats-Unis ont servi de médiateurs dans les
pourparlers entamés le 14 janvier. Une trève durable devrait entrer en
vigueur dans la région des monts Nouba, dans le centre du pays, d'ici à
demain (Ndlr. Elle a pris effet le 22 janvier à 9h., heure locale).La guerre civile fait
rage depuis 1983. Les Sudistes réclament une plus grande autonomie pour
leur région. (Libération, France, 21 janvier 2002)
Aktion am Nikolaustag
Die Wache der Barmherzigkeit (Guami) fordert von der baden-württembergischen CDU-Landesregierung den Nachweis, dass der von ihr kürzlich trotz Todesgefahr in den radikal-islamischen Sudan zurückgeschickte christliche Flüchtling und Asylbewerber Maian John King noch lebt und human behandelt wird. Wir legen ihr andernfalls nahe – das wäre wohl aus ethischen Gründen angemessen -, sich reumütig selbst vor Gericht zu bringen mit einer Selbstanzeige. (6.12.2001). Außerdem würde es nicht schaden, wenn die christlichen Mitglieder der CDU-Landesregierung gemeinsam einen Bußgottesdienst besuchen würden. (6.12.2001)
Abschicken brauchen wir diese Botschaft nicht, weil ja alles überwacht wird und die Landesregierung in Stuttgart ohnehin eine Kopie bekommt.
Keine Flüchtlinge in den Sudan abschieben
Mainz (MBN). Die Gesellschaft für bedrohte Völker, Göttingen, und die http://www.paxchristi.de/ Pax Christi-Bistumsstelle Mainz haben an den baden-württembergischen
Ministerpräsidenten Erwin Teufel appelliert, dem Beispiel Hessens zu folgen
und Flüchtlinge aus dem Sudan nicht mehr abzuschieben. In einem offenen Brief, der auch an die
Ministerpräsidenten der übrigen Bundesländer versandt wurde, wird auf die
kürzliche Abschiebung des südsudanesischen Flüchtlings John Kong verwiesen.
Verzweifelte Bemühungen des Bistums Mainz, die Abschiebung noch zu verhindern, waren bedauerlicherweise gescheitert.
(E-Mail erhalten am 30.11.2001) Unser Zorn auf die deutschen Behörden, die trotz Verbots der Todesstrafe Asylanten in den Tod schicken, wächst ins Unermessliche. Nachstehend eine Zeitungsreportage zu diesem Fall:
Auf der Todesliste - trotzdem abgeschoben
(Aus der Pforzheimer Zeitung, Nov. 2001)
Es ist stockdunkle Nacht, drei Uhr morgens an der Eutinger Straße 15. Ein
Mann klingelt Sturm. "Vielleicht 20- bis 30mal", erinnert sich Sylwia
Smieszna, 24, Mieterin der Wohnung, an den Dienstag dieser Woche.
"Aufmachen", ruft der Mann, als sie ein Fenster öffnet, "Polizei." Er ist
einer von vier Beamten, die in die Wohnung stürmen. Nicht Sylwia suchen sie,
sondern ihren Freund Maian John Kong. Er ist Christ aus dem Süd-Sudan, einer
von rund 10000 Sudanesen in Deutschland, die vor dem Bürgerkrieg Zuflucht in
der Bundesrepublik gesucht und gefunden haben. Zumindest bis zu diesem
Zeitpunkt. Johnny weiß, was das Aufgebot bedeutet: Man wird ihn abschieben.
Er wehrt sich nicht, fügt sich in sein Schicksal, packt ein paar
Habseligkeiten in seine Sporttasche. In ein paar Stunden wird sein Aufenthalt
in Deutschland, wo er seit April 1998 lebte, beendet sein. Man bringt ihn
aufs Revier Nord, verweigert seiner Freundin, die ihm noch ein paar Bilder
und Briefe in die Hand drücken will, die Kontaktaufnahme. Man lässt auch
nicht zu, dass er ein paar Worte mit seinem Freund und Landsmann Francis Wado
wechseln kann. Sondern bringt den 24-Jährigen nach Karlsruhe in die Zentrale
Anlaufstelle für Asylbewerber, von wo aus er mit anderen Abgelehnten nach
Frankfurt "verschubt" wird. Dann setzen ihn die Grenzschutzbeamten in ein
Flugzeug nach Karthoum. Was nach der Landung passierte, weiß keiner. Man kann
nur vermuten ¬ was der Bundesregierung, den Ausländerbehörden und den
Gerichten herzlich egal ist: dass Männer wie Johnny sofort ins Gefängnis
wandern, gefoltert oder hingerichtet werden. Oder sie verschwinden ganz
Darauf haben der süd-sudanesische Bischof Paride Taban und
Weihbischof Daniel Adwok bei einem Besuch der Auslands-Sudanesen im Oktober
vergangenen Jahres Mitglieder des Bundestages angesprochen. Sie überreichten
den Parlamentariern eine Liste mit den Namen von zehn Personen, die
keinesfalls abgeschoben werden dürften ¬ darunter Johnny, sein Freund
Francis, 34, dessen Lebensgefährtin Madbin Esaias, 24, und das gemeinsame
Töchterchen Joyceline, 2 (die PZ berichtete).
Eineinhalb bis zwei Millionen Menschen kostete der seit 1983 dauernde Bürgerkrieg im Sudan das Leben. Der
mehrheitlich moslemische Norden kämpft gegen die christlich geprägte Guerilla
im Süden des Landes. Bei regelrechten Raubzügen werden Menschen gekidnappt
und verschleppt. Insbesondere die jungen christlichen Mädchen und Frauen
durchleben dabei ein grauenvolles Schicksal. Wenn sie Glück haben, werden sie
freigekauft, bedürfen allerdings jahrelanger psychiatrischer Betreuung, weil
sie traumatisiert sind. Madbin gehört dazu. Als sie von der völlig
aufgelösten Sylwia, die sofort zur Wohnung von Francis und Madbin an der
Pflügerstraße fuhr, von der drohenden Abschiebung informiert wurde, erlitt
sie einen Nervenzusammenbruch. Der Notarzt musste kommen. "Wir haben
wahnsinnige Angst, dass auch wir eines Nachts abgeholt werden", sagt
Francis.Diese Gefahr bestehe bei dieser Familie nicht, hat man Christa Mann
(Forum Asyl) seitens der Ausländerbehörde mitgeteilt. Zumindest bis Februar
gilt die immer wieder verlängerte Duldung. Aber was heißt schon Sicherheit?
"Bei Johnny haben sie das auch gesagt, jetzt ist er weg", sagt Sylwia und
schluckt. Am 4. Oktober um 15 Uhr hatte Johnny, dessen Asylantrag abgelehnt
worden war und der vor dem Verwaltungsgericht Karlsruhe Widerspruch eingelegt
hatte, einen Termin bei der Justiz. Nach der mündlichen Anhörung, erinnert
sich Francis, der ihn begleitete, habe der Richter versprochen, Johnny werde
einen Bescheid erhalten. Der flatterte ihm jedoch nicht in seinen Briefkasten
in der Asylbewerberunterkunft an der KF. Auch nicht in den seiner Freundin.
Den Bescheid hielten die Polizisten in Händen, als sie ihn holten. Zumindest
vermutet dies Sylwia ¬ gezeigt hat ihn der Beamte nicht. Für Verwaltung,
Politik und Justiz ist das Kapitel Maian John Kong abgehakt. Seine Freunde
befürchten: für die Regierung in Karthoum bald auch. Olaf Lorch
Gutachter: BGS-Beamte erdrückten Sudanesen. (SZ 30.7.2001) Vor zwei Jahren, am 28. Mai 1999, starb der Sudanese Aamir Ageeb bei der Abschiebung auf dem Flug von Frankfurt nach Kairo. Jetzt droht drei Bundesgrenzschutzbeamten eine Anklage wegen fahrlässiger Tötung – der Mann ist offenbar erstickt worden. Todeskampf an Bord der LH 588: Mit einem Motorradhelm auf dem Kopf sitzt Ageeb zwischen zwei BGS-Beamten, die ihn festhalten und nach unten drücken. Ein dritter kniet auf seinem Platz in der Vorderreihe und presst Ageebs Oberkörper von oben herunter. Als die drei Beamten den Sudanesen nach dem Verlöschen der Anschnallzeichen loslassen, hängt ageeb tot im Sitz. Er ist erstickt – nicht wegen des Helms, sondern weil offenbar zu lang und zu fest zugedrückt worden war. (Der Spiegel, 31/2001)
20.000 Chinese soldiers serve inside Sudan!
Canada, China, Malaysia, France, Italy exploit South Sudan
Monsignore Cesare Mazzolari is a Comboni. He was Apostolic Administrator of Rumbek (South Sudan) since 1990, he was consacrated Bishop in 1999. Once again he denounces the forgotten war devastating South Sudan and the enormous economic interests that aliment the conflict. South Sudan is of Nilotic origin … - he observed – and currently the two races are sociologically incompatible. Languages, culture and traditions are different and it was a terrible violation by colonialists to found situations that have nothing in common. They applied the method of “divide et impera”. This occurred in th 13th Century, when the Arabs invaded Sudan.
Historically they are invaders and, helped by the Canadians, Chinese and Malaysians, they rob and kill to take all our natural resources. Canada takes more than 20 % of the oil earnings, China over 40 % and Malaysia 28 %. Other States are joining in to get share of oil earnings, while France is content with all of Sudan´s gold. There are 20-thousand Chinese mercenaries and former inmates that militarily guard a 1,600 km oil pipeline. The oil is in the south and we, the rightful owners, have become victims of our natural possession of land”.
Who is responsible for this absurd exploitation of the resources of South Sudan? “France and Canada interfere heavily”, but also Italy has ist part of responsibility. The Agip installed the 6 pumping bases of the pipeline and it is undoubtedly in its interest that the exploitation continues, even when we yell that to end the war the extraction of oil must stop. The Dalmine of Bergamo (Italy) largely contributed to the illegal exploitation of the black gold. Large quantities of arms have also arrived from industries in North Italy. Not to mention that the Italian Embassy in Khartoum is decisively pro-Arab, with no consideration for us over here in South Sudan”. (Gloria Shaker, South Africa, 26 Jul 2001, SudanHome Discussion Board, BO)
Sudan: 58 Christen ausgepeitscht, nachdem sie mit mehreren tausend Landsleuten am Mittwoch der Karwoche vor der anglikanischen Allerheiligen-Kathedrale im Zentrum von Khartum gegen die Verhinderung einer vorösterlichen Gebetsveranstaltung demonstriert hatten. 52 junge Männer erhielten je 15 Peitschenhiebe und 20 Tage Haft, vier Frauen und zwei zwölfjährige Buben je 15 Peitschenhiebe. (D 19..4.2001, APA, Kathpress)
Soudan. Politique esclavagiste du gouvernement - Selon l'association
Christian Solidarity International, les forces armées ont capturé 72 femmes
et enfants le 21 janvier, et ont tué 53 civils lors de raids sur des
villages du Sud-Soudan. Le 26 janvier, le ministre des Affaires étrangères
a affirmé que "les enlèvements seraient poursuivis aussi longtemps que la
guerre continuera". (La Croix, France, 6 février 2001)
Comboni Missionaries working in Southern Sudan
break their silence
Nairobi, 19 January 2001
We, the Comboni Missionaries working in the “liberated areas” of Southern
Sudan, gathered for our annual assembly, have painfully analysed and
evaluated the present tragic situation of war and violence.
We have come to the unanimous conviction that the situation of war in Sudan
at the present stage has become immoral and a tragic farce. It is not any
longer a struggle for freedom of the Sudanese people and for the defence of
human rights. The war has become a struggle for power, business and greed.
Many heartless people are taking advantage of it and enrich themselves at
the expense of the poor. Global interests have the Sudanese resources at
heart, not the wellbeing of the Sudanese people. Religion is distorted and
misused as a means for other interests.
The number of victims is escalating, especially among women and children.
Spiritual, human and cultural values are getting lost. Corruption,
tribalism and fratricidal hatred are fostered. Degradation,
underdevelopment and anarchy increase. Humanity in Sudan is getting lost.
The word “liberation” is abused. What improvement do we see? Oppressors and
oppressed are running for their life. Northerners against Southerners,
Northerners against Northerners, Southerners against Southerners, Nuer and
Dinka are fighting against Arabs. Nuer and Arabs are fighting against
Dinka. Dinka against Dinka. Nuer against Nuer, Didinga against Dinka… There
are no winners. All are loosing. NGOs and churches prolong the fighting
through the relief aid that unknowingly supports also the warring factions.
The country has so much wealth and natural resources that would guarantee a
good livelihood for all Sudanese.
We Comboni Missionaries, working in the Liberated Area of Southern Sudan,
have decided to “break the silence” and intensify our commitment against
the injustice that fuels the war in Sudan. We appeal to you leaders of the
warring sides: “In the name of God, lay down the guns! Stop fighting!”
We appeal to all people of goodwill: “Break the silence” and intensify your
mediation for peace in Sudan!
We appeal to you, political and economic powers of the world, “Give up your
greed and your selfish interests! Help Sudan to regain its lost humanity
For all the 30 missionaries present
The Justice and Peace committee
co-ordinator Fr. Michele Stragapede
P.O. Box 21102 Nairobi (Kenya)
tel. +254.2.562953 Fax. +254.2.570225
Sudanese Government Troops Gang-rape Black
4,119 More Slaves Liberated by CSI
(Marial Bai, Geneva, Zurich, Dec. 22, 2000) Soldiers of the Government of
Sudan’s Popular Defence Forces (PDF) systematically gang-rape enslaved black
African women and girls during and after slave raids on villages in Southern
Sudan, according to the testimonies of scores of ex-slaves recorded last week
by CSI and independent researchers. Many of the liberated slaves bore thick,
herniated scars, especially in the area of the breasts, that were the result
of mutilation committed by rapists.
The following women were among those gang-raped repeatedly by their armed
20-year-old Aluel Mangong Deng: I was enslaved five years ago during a raid
on my village, Agok. I tried to run away from the soldiers, but they caught
me and threw me to the ground. I struggled to get away, so they held down my
hands and feet and cut my throat and chest with a knife. As I grew faint, one
of them named Mohammed raped me then and there. That night, I was again raped
by different men. They came one after another. This also happened to other
women, and even to young girls. It took up about 30 days before we reached
Poulla, north of Babanusa. This kind of rape happened just about every day
along the way.
30-year-old Abuk Malek Ador: I was captured in 1998. During the raid, all the
men were killed. Only children and women were driven to the North. Most of
those killed were murdered with axes or knives. On the way to the North, I
was raped by many soldiers. My daughter (2-year-old Akuel) is the product of
these sexual assaults. I do not known who her father is because there were so
33-year-old Arek Garang Peath: I was captured last year. I was gang-raped and
my children were beaten. In Kerieu, was given to Abdullah. He encouraged his
sons to rape me. All of them raped me. So did their friends. Whenever I tried
to resist, I[Unable to display image]CSI Press Release
December 22, 2000
These victims of multiple gang-rape were among 4,119 slaves redeemed by CSI
representatives John Eibner and Gunnar Wiebalck in four locations in northern
Bahr El Ghazal, Sudan between the 13th and 18th of December. Since 1995,
42,537 slaves have been liberated through the cooperative efforts of CSI,
Southern Sudanese Community leaders and local Baggara Arabs. The leaders of
the black African communities affected by the Government of Sudan’s slave
raids estimate that over 100,000 of their people remain in bondage in
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The UN's World Food Programme recently warned that nearly two million Sudanese could face starvation if food stocks are not replenished.
In the last four months there has been a series of devastating bombing and ground attacks by the Government of Sudan in the Nuba Mountain area.
For over a decade the people of this region were denied humanitarian access by the regime in Khartoum. Only 250,000 of the 1.3 million Nuba population have survived. Now less than a year after a UN team was allowed access, the Government is again cutting off all right of entry and starving civilians out of areas controlled by the Sudan People's Liberation Army. Nuba is outside the auspices of the OLS (Operation Lifeline Sudan)11 The Operation Lifeline Sudan is an agreement of the NGOs and the warring parties to allow humanitarian aid to the region. and therefore cannot be helped by the UN and other OLS NGOs.
The Government of Sudan has continued to bomb civilian targets including schools and hospitals, killing innocent children and the sick in spite of President Bashir's promise on April 19th to end all aerial bombardments against the South. Slavery Despite the liberation of some 3,962 individuals by CSW, and others this year, there are between 60,000 and 200,000 slaves in Sudan. Slaves are taken every year during government sponsored raids on the south.
Interviews with individuals taken in these raids by journalists and CSW staff reveal a consistent pattern of abuse, in which the victims are taken up to the north and forced to work as chattel slaves for owners there. Theiraccounts are disturbing and distressing. Physical evidence exists in the form of torture scars as well as young children who only speak the Arabic which they have been taught. They were too young to know their mother tongue before they were taken. Young mothers carry half-Arab babies the physical proof of the sexual and physical abuse that they have suffered at the hands of their captors. Many speak of the Islamisation that accompanies their captivity. They are given Islamic names, forced to say Islamic prayers and learn the Quran.
The Exploitation of Oil in Sudan and the involvement of UK companies.
The UK and other European countries have companies investing in the recently completed oil pipeline in Sudan, running for 1,600 km from Bentiu, Western Upper Nile, to Port Sudan on the Red Sea. With exports of 150,000 barrels a day and an expected revenue of $200-$500 m a year it threatens to perpetuate the war and undermine the peace process. It is believed that the NIF already spends $1 million a day on funding the war. There are widespread and serious human rights abuses connected with the oil business including forced displacement, attacks on villages and even the executions of southern Christian people applying for jobs. Recent developments include the investment of the British owned BP Amoco which has purchased $1billion of stock in the subsidiary company (Petro China) of the Chinese National Petroleum Company (CNPC) which has a 40% share holding in the pipeline.
The UK's Weir Pumps and Allen Engineering have exported equipment to the Sudan for the exploitation of oil. It is likely that a further oil pipeline will be developed, and that Weir Pumps will secure the contract to supply pumping stations for this new development.
While the British government is pushing for peace and providing humanitarian assistance, it also seems inadvertently to be contributing to the continuation of the war by supporting the involvement of UK-based Weir Pumps and Allen Engineering in the construction and maintenance of the oil pipeline. (Last changed: October 02, 2000)
Sudan es el infierno en la tierra
Son palabras de Kevin Carter, ganador del Premio Pulitzer con la famosa fotografía de una niña sudanesa acechada por un buitre. Porque en Sudán hay campos de exterminio... para los niños. Giacomo 'Comino y 18 misioneros salesianos en Sudán son testigos: "Los trasladan (a los niños) en camiones a 40 kilómetros en el desierto. Allí no hay comida ni agua. El arma de exterminio es el hambre. En 30 años de misión no he visto imágenes tan aterradoras." Monseñor Mazzolari, obispo de Rumbek: "Confirmo que son como esqueletos ambulantes. Es del todo increible como estos niños todavia sobreviven."
"El precio de un café alarga 5 dias la vida de un niño en Sudán" "¡Y con 1.000 pesetas vive más de un mes!" Mario Comino y sus 18 compañeros salesianos han abierto una lista de vida. Cuentan con Usted.
Misiones Salesianas, Ferraz 81, E-28008 Madrid. Tel. 91 / 543 85 65
KHARTOUM: ASPIRANT MISSIONARY SEQUESTERED AND ABUSED BY SECRET POLICE
(STANDARD). A Mexican aspirant missionary, Alfredo Gonzalez, who was in Sudan for a period of mission experience, was sequestered, interrogated, abused and then released on the 7th of last July by an unidentified group of men, he identified as members of a secret security force. Gonzalez, a 28-year-old theology student, was in his ninth month of mission experience with the community of White Fathers in Hajj Yousif, a town of around 150-thousand residents south of the capital Khartoum. On the morning of the 7th of July he went to the market to buy some supplies and was stopped by a group of men who forced him to get into their car. They immediately began asking him a series of questions in fluent American English. When the men seemed to be distracted the student managed to use the mobile phone to call the parish priest of Hajj Yousif, Augustine Arteche. "I am with Security. I have no papers with me", is what he was able to say in Spanish before the men noticed. There are in fact various secret security forces in Sudan, known for their ferociousness and hasty methods, some controlled by Ministries and others by parties. One of the men – four with the driver – grabbed the phone from Gonzalez and hit him on the back of the head. He was then blindfolded and the men began talking among themselves in Arabic. After a short time, they brought him into a house, made him sit down, tied his hands and continued questioning him. In particular, after having demonstrated that they knew everything about the student’s movements, they asked him "who wrote all the articles on Sudan". They spoke about the "bad image given of Sudan by articles published abroad" adding that they were "preparing a party for those who continue sending news about Sudan all over the place". Gonzalez then asked for some water, that earlier they had refused. A few minutes after drinking he began to feel dizzy but the questioning and threats continued for hours. He had in all probability been drugged. At a certain point he was left alone with one of the men, that abused him. Later he was taken to an isolated area and released, with the threat to not say a word about what had happened. The Gonzalez then stopped a passing taxi and asked to be accompanied to the Cathedral of Khartoum, where he met a friend that brought him back to the parish house at Hajj Yousif at 9:30 p.m. Alfredo Gonzalez filed a report about his dramatic ordeal at the local police station. (BO)
AIR-RAIDS AGAINST CIVILIANS RESUME IN THE SOUTH (STANDARD, GENERAL) SUDAN, 3 JUL 2000 (17:55) The air-raids against civilians resumed in South Sudan. Independent sources referred to the MISNA that the town of Rumbek, located in the south, was bombed yesterday. Two bombs fell in the market place killing at least 2 civilians and injuring several more. Always yesterday, numerous more bombs were also dropped on other towns though for the moment there are no reports of casualties. In Cueibet, north-west of Rumbek, six bombs were dropped, damaging two houses. In Liethnom, in the western lowlands of Bahr el-Ghazal, 10 bombs were dropped, injuring one civilians. In Lunyaker, also in Bahr el-Ghazal, 20 bombs were dropped though fortunately no casualties or damage was reported. Cueibet and the Buot cattle camp (25km from Cueibet) were also bombed on Saturday, while the previous day, Friday, 12 bombs fell on Yei, Western Equator, injuring one civilian and destroying a house. Since the beginning of the civil war in 1983, 2-million people have died in South Sudan, for the most part civilians. Despite international diplomatic efforts, the regular troops of Khartoum continue clashing with rebels of the SPLA (Sudan People’s Liberation Army). (BO)
Civilians and Catechists Abducted by Sudanese Government Troops Press Release - Sudan Relief and Rescue May 13th--During Sudanese government-sponsored raids which wreaked havoc on villages in the Lumun area of the Nuba Mountains last month, more than a thousand Nuba civilians were abducted by government troops, including two catechists, or lay Catholic teachers attached to the Roman Catholic Diocese of El Obeid, diocesan officials report. One catechist managed to escape during the raid and flee with the rest of the population into the surrounding hills. Eventually, Sudan People's Liberation Army (SPLA) forces, which control the area, repulsed the incursion, but, with villages and agriculture destroyed, more than 5,000 people in Lumun are at risk of starvation and exposure in the coming months. The attack occurred in mid-April, as part of a two-month-long government offensive against 'rebel strongholds' in the Nuba Mountains, a Scotland-sized hill country in central Sudan. In the April raids, troops burned villages, pillaged livestock and food stores, and abducted 1,140 local civilians in an area under the pastoral care of Bishop Macram Max Gassis of El Obeid Diocese, a legendary champion of human rights in the war-torn African nation. According to unconfirmed reports, the captives were taken to government-sponsored 'peace villages,' or concentration camps in the area, where, according to escapees and international human rights organizations, food and shelter typically is provided only to those who convert to Islam. Families are often split up in such camps, women forced into prostitution, and the young and able-bodied conscripted into forced labor or into 'Islamic' militias. Captured catechists and other Church personnel are typically killed, or face months of torture in Sudanese prisons in order to force them to convert to Islam. A decade ago, one of Bishop Gassis' Nuba catechists was crucified by his government abductors. The five thousand survivors of the Lumun raid also face grim months ahead unless relief supplies reach them soon. As Sudan's military planners well know, April, for the Nuba, is the planting season. With their grain stores empty and their fields destroyed, the survivors are in desperate need not only of emergency food supplies, but seed and tools so that they can clear new fields and plant before the rainy season begins in earnest this summer. Government raids this Spring have successfully targeted the Nubas' key agricultural areas, so that emergency food surpluses in the region are down, bringing with it the risk of widespread famine this fall. For further information and inquiries about what you can do to help the people of Lumun and others at risk in the Nuba Mountains, contact Sudan Relief and Rescue at 1-888-488-0348, email@example.com or visit their website
Attack in Nuba Mountains - During Government-sponsored raids, which wreaked havoc on villages in the Lumun area of the Nuba Mountains in April, more than 1,000 Nuba civilians were abducted by government troops, including two catechists. One catechist managed to escape during the raid, according to Gabriel Meyer of the Sudan Relief and Rescue organisation. The destruction of villages and agriculture has left 5,000 people in Lumun risking starvation and exposure in the coming months. The attack occurred in mid-April as part of a two-month long government offensive against "rebel strongholds" in the Nuba Mountains. The 5,000 survivors face grim months in the future unless relief supplies reach them soon. (Zenit, Italy, 16 May 2000)
Tourabi in trouble. Hard times for Sudan’s ruling National Congress (NC). Last Saturday, the Secretary General of the party, Hassan al Tourabi, was ordered to step down by President Omar al Bashir and party leaders were deprived of authority. Always on Saturday, authorities in Port Sudan also banned Tourabi from holding public meetings. The government of Khartoum, that also closed the NC secretariats in the 26 Sudanese states, did not however dissolve party of which al Bashir remains President. (8 may 2000 BO)
13 people killed as Sudanese plane bombs south. NAIROBI, May 3 (AFP) - At least 13 people were killed when a Sudanese government plane bombed civilian targets in southern Sudan last week, the rebel Sudan People's Liberation Army (SPLA) said Tuesday. SPLA spokesman Samson KwajeKwaje said the victims of the attack were mainly women and children. He said an Antonov plane attacked the villages of Duut and Weriang in the town of Malakal on the Sobat river on April 25. SPLA rebels have been battling Khartoum government forces since 1983 to end domination of the mainly Christian and animist south by the Arabised, Muslim north. The war has killed more than a million people and forced millions of others either to move to other parts of the country or flee into exile. (AFP) (14.5.2000)
News from atrocities in Bentiu. I have heard fresh news from reliable sources about atrocities committed by Sudan government soldiers in a massive onslaught on civilians around the Bentiu oil area in March. People in the oil area are being forced to flee up to 200km away. In Kadugli, capital of the Nuba Mountains in Sudan, 8 army divisions are assembling for new offensives on four fronts. Copyright (c) 2000 African Eye News Service. Distributed via Africa News Online (www.africanews.org). Send your thoughts to firstname.lastname@example.org for our Readers' Forum. Peter Verney, Editor, Sudan Update. E-mail: (Peter Verney)<email@example.com
Nuba sollen im Schatten der Hungerkatastrophe vernichtet werden. "Die radikalislamische Regierung des Sudan setzt alles daran, die schwarzafrikanische Bevölkerung aus den Gebieten um die Ölfelder zu vertreiben", erklärte die Gesellschaft für bedrohte Völker. In den vergangenen Tagen seien im Norden des Südsudan mindestens 105 Menschen ermordet worden. 26 jungen Männern seien Hände oder Füße abgehackt worden. (D 21.4.2000)
of Bishop Gassis to His People After
the Bombing and Killing of the School Children and Their Teacher in Kauda.
My beloved people of the Nuba Mountains, and Kauda in particular, I greet you in the Lord Jesus Christ, who is our consolation in our tribulation, grief, and suffering. Dearly beloved, the bombing of our Catholic school and the murder of our children is an outrage against God and humanity. I am deeply grieved, as are our friends here in the United States, where I sojourn in order to bring our plight – the unjust persecution which is inflicted upon us – to the attention of the world community.
Time and again, I have told the world that the National Islamic Front in Khartoum is waging genocide against the Christians, Africans and non-Arabs in order to establish a radical Islamic state. This terrible, heart-breaking incident is yet another example that this war is a religious and ethnic war launched by the regime of Khartoum and aimed at the destruction of my people.
We cannot bring back our twenty-one children, murdered in Kauda by the regime. Today there are many Rachels in Kauda, mourning the loss of their children. But we must insist that the international community act before it is too late. I have appealed to the churches, particularly those in the United States, to pray for us, to entreat God to grant us peace and justice. And I assure you of this – in many churches in the United States, our brothers in Christ – Catholics and Protestants – are praying for us. ... Beloved, know that I did my utmost to tell the world of your plight through the radio and television. I did not allow even one opportunity to escape me. I hope you heard my interview that the BBC, which was broadcast around the world and into the bush.
My children, never forget that God is with us. God hates injustice. God loves all his children, especially the innocent young. God is grieving for the barbaric attack upon you. Turn to Him, and seek comfort in his loving embrace.
I wish to thank the German Emergency Doctors who helped the wounded. They are a great gift to us. As a sign of love and solidarity, our friends from Sudan Relief and Rescue, our foundation in America, are visiting you to bring consolation and assistance. When they return to the United States, they will be your advocates. They will write and speak, and show the photographs of this latest atrocity against you. They are also God’s gift to you. Pray for them.
Remember that our young children and their teacher are the victims of hate, injustice, intolerance, and violence. These are the same things that killed Jesus. But through Jesus’ sacrifice, we have been redeemed, we have been promised the Heavenly Paradise. So, do not despair. After each crucifixion of those who love Jesus, there is a resurrection. And after your crucifixion in the Nuba Mountains by the bombs of the Khartoum regime, you, too, will be resurrected. God will not abandon us. God will raise us from the dead.
Pray that people of good will throughout the world will awake to our tragedy and offer themselves as God’s instruments to help us. Beloved, amidst your suffering, rejoice, for Christ died for us. Our students and our teacher were martyrs to our faith. From the earliest days of the Church, it is the witness of the martyrs – who died for Christ – which sustained the Church. The killers in Khartoum think they have damaged us, but, as St. Paul says, God will bring good from evil. The Church will grow, your faith will deepen, and the martyred children will channel untold grace to us from our Father in Heaven.
It is natural that we mourn the assassination of our innocent children. Jesus himself mourned the death of his friend, Lazarus. But we should mourn with hope and trust in Jesus. Our martyred children are NOT dead. They are alive in Heaven with Christ and all the saints. They have joined our Blessed Bakhita and the Servant of God, Marie Giuseppina Benvenuti, before the throne of God to advocate for us. In the words of the entrance song of the mass of the Holy Innocents, I say to you with every confidence: "These innocent children were slain for Christ. They follow the spotless Lamb and proclaim forever: Glory to you, God."
My suffering people, remember the words of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, Son of God, in the Gospel of St. Matthew: "Happy are those who mourn: they shall be comforted. Happy are those who hunger and thirst after righteousness: they shall be satisfied. Happy are those who are persecuted: theirs is the Kingdom of Heaven. Happy are you when men abuse you and persecute you and speak all manner of evil against you on my account. Rejoice and be glad, for your reward is great in Heaven."
Beloved, we must suffer in the present time. But our suffering will be united with Christ’s on the cross, and we will offer it to God. As the prayer of the Holy Innocents says: "Father, the Holy Innocents offered you praise by the death they suffered for Christ. May our lives bear witness to the faith we profess with our lips."
assured that you are in my heart, and constantly in my prayers. I love you, and
I long to be with you. Receive our American friends as my ambassadors. They
bring you my love and concern, and the prayers of our friends around the world.
I send you my blessing. Console and strengthen one another, particularly the
families of the slain. Have faith in God. I will be with you soon.
Macram Max Gassis, Bishop of El Obeid, Sudan
A signal to all independent peoples who reject the New
World (dis-) Order. Following on the example of problem faced in Papua
with Kissinger and corporate greed. Would like to
give some practical current example of victory and struggle against corporate
greed and disregard for local people's right. We see everywhere the hand of oil
- Indonesia, Timor, Sudan, Nigeria, Chechnya, and the struggle for economic
domination of the world and the creation of a unipolar
world - the war on Yugoslavija being a signal to all
independent peoples who reject the New World (dis-)
Order. In brief, in Sudan there is the longest running 'war' in Africa. The
regime controlled by Feudalist Capitalists (using religion as a banner for
justification!) and Arab Racists had driven out the intellectual and
professional sectors of Arab society who are all in the Gulf, Europe and
America. Left behind a country in ruins.
Visit Khartoum the capital and it looks like aftermath of nuclear war. People walking dazed and hungry in the streets, beggars everywhere.
Just a few hundred yards from the British Embassy is a torture center (yours truly
been there) and the Embassy knows about it. Officially doesn't exist but many
of the more lucky? (yes - at least not summary
execution)ones pass through there or end there. Yet the western embassies don't
demand a visit or its closure. It is kept quiet. Oil is in Sudan.
Western companies have found ally with yet another dictatorship that started out
'anti-Western but not anti-Capitalist.' Some artificial
shuffles at the top to make it more palatable to the European/American
populations who hold the key to outcry and divestment. Biggest
western oil company in Sudan: Canadian. Talisman.
Canada sends investigator to disprove relationship between Talisman and genocide etc. Investigator comes back with damning report
showing direct assistance of the company in helping the Sudan regime with its
war - and scorched earth policy around the pipeline crossing Africa's largest
country! Canada government having sent the envoy and promised
action against Talisman if report shows, obviously surprised by the report and
don't release it until THREE WEEKS after the promised release date. In
these three weeks they GIVE TALISMAN A COPY and allow talisman to lobby key
government and legal departments! Now, no action is taken against Sudan or
Talisman, but CANADA OPENS UP EMBASSY in Khartoum instead! (Ostensibly to
'monitor human rights' in reality to assist Talisman company!) This is a
blatant example. Canada is not known hitherto as an imperialist country.
Canadian citizens are outraged. A massive DIVESTMENT campaign is launched, a
great success in the UNITED STATES and now gathering momentum in Canada, as
teachers unions, universities, etc etc find they have
millions of dollars of shares in Talisman and pull them out. Talisman shares
plummet. More troubles. Sudan claims report a victory (because nothing is done
by Canada and doesn't quote or make available the report). Yet Talisman and
corporate greed very worried. SUCCESSFUL INTERNET CAMPAIGN by a few dedicated
individuals and small organisations (including Mathaba.Net) gathers pace - more
divestment, more unity. ARGUMENT: If we pull out, others will move in from
Europe, Malaysia (already in), China (already in), so we should stay to reap
the benefits. That is their argument and it is a wrong one. I'll sell them guns, coz if I don't someone else will!? Of course bull
shit. If Talisman is forced out (and looks increasingly likely as the campaign
by school children, students, teachers, activists gathers pace)it will send a
CLEAR SIGNAL to any other company moving in (particularly from Europe) that it
is NOT A GOOD INVESTMENT. It will even send a clear signal to Indonesia and Kissinger.
It will even give people in Iryan Jaya hope and
impetus not to compromise. It will give the Nigerians hope
who have been struggling against corporate greed for so long. Please,
pass this Email to as many activists as you can. The campaign against Talisman,
if concentrated and carried on with more momentum, will be a success. Many
things can be done. Canadian embassies are everywhere. Many people hold shares
in Talisman without knowing it. Asking companies if they have shares in
Talisman, the question itself sends a message 'we care where our money is and
what it's doing.' Here a note from one of the most
dedicated Canadian campaigners, a Christian who has made it his mission to help
the Sudanese people (already TWO MILLION DEAD IN
THIS WAR NOW FUELLED BY CANADIAN OIL MONEY!): I agree,
stopping Talisman is the key to introducing a new paradigm in international
trade and human rights. The fight is going to be much bigger than we
anticipated, but the end result will certainly be worth it. In this struggle,
we simply must be victorious. Otherwise, corporate greed and avarice will go
unchecked. You can all obtain all the details about Talisman, the Harker Report, the Campaign and Human Rights in Sudan,
including view a video (an incredible coincidence in an area cut off from the
world where people don't have even radios, someone returning to his village
with a broken video camera!) OF THE SUDAN GOVERNMENT BOMBING A SCHOOL! It needs
to be seen to reinforce the inhumanity of the most powerful annihilating the
most weak. Please pass this on, and visit www.mathaba.net/sudan for the latest
updates in the campaign and news from Sudan. Sincerely,
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Bishop Calls For Day of Prayer For Victims of Kauda Bombing. NEW YORK, NY -- Exiled Sudanese Bishop Macram Max Gassis announced today that he plans to issue a call for a Day of Prayer in honor of the 15 Nuba children killed and the many seriously injured during the Feb. 8 government bombing raids on the Nuba Mountains in central Sudan.According to a press spokesperson, the legendary churchman and human rights activist is scheduled to preach at St. James Episcopal Church this Sunday, Feb. 20 at 11:15 AM, where, according to a statement issued today, he will ask fellow Christians, and all people of good will everywhere to "join with my 'forgotten' people in the most powerful form of solidarity - prayer and love." St. James Episcopal Church is located at 865 Madison Ave., New York. The bishop also indicated that he had dispatched an emergency medical team to the Nuba Mountains to care for Kauda's wounded, and that the team, headed by Catholic Medical Foundation director, Dr. Christopher Chapman, based in Bethlehem, PA, would shortly issue their report.
Bishop Gassis's statement follows: In light of the aerial attack earlier this month on Holy Cross School in Kauda, and the tragic loss of 15 young lives there, I am, as Bishop of El Obeid, and the chief pastor of the Nuba Mountains, calling on my brothers and sisters in Christ, to join with us in praying for the victims of the Kauda bombing, for the survivors of the attack, and, especially, for their families. I am asking that Sunday, February 27, be a day of prayer and solidarity with the people of Kauda and a day of remembrance for all the victims of this brutal ethnic and religious war. When you think of Sudan, think always of the children of Kauda. Do not say merely that the regime of Khartoum violates the human rights of Christians and ethnic African peoples. Say, rather, that it kills children. This is the true face of this war. For much of the outside world, the children of Kauda are war statistics. But for us, they are much more than that: they are persons whose struggle for education in the midst of war was itself a sign of extraordinary courage and hope.
are the names of the teacher and the children:
Roda Ismail 22 teacher, from Lera Kadro
Ruza Dabiel 9 an Otoro girl from Kauda
Munira Khamis 12 also Otoro from Kauda
Randa Abualla 11 from Kauda
William Abualla 15 from Kauda
Maima Tutu 14 from Chari
Kaka Ali 16 from Kauda
Tabitha Hamdam 14 from Kauda
Francis Peter 11 from Kichama
Hamid Yousif 15 from Kauda
Hydar Osman 12 from Kauda
Kubi Yousif 13 from Kauda
Bashir Ismail 12 from Kauda
Osman Rajab 15 from Kauda
Kuri Abdel Gadir 11 from Kauda