Reps. Bass Statement On Violence In Sudan
Today, Rep. Karen Bass (D-Calif.), top Democrat serving on the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Africa, issued the following statement:
“Governments across Africa must understand that respect for human rights is not an option. Citizens must be allowed to exercise their civil liberties including the right to peacefully protest. I am very concerned about the government’s heavy-handed response to these recent protests. I am also troubled by the number of arrests and detention of activists, protestors and journalists without charge. This development will make it increasingly difficult for the U.S. to normalize relations."