Monday, 2015 November 9th
Despite the fact that the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs briefed that the visit of the Sudanese Minister of Exterior has been indefinitely postponed, Sudanese in Norway organized a gathering of protest in front of the Norwegian Parliament and the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
The objective of the organized event is to show clear protest against the cooperation with the dictatorial regime in Sudan regarding the deportation of asylum seekers whose applications were denied. On the 20th of October 2015, the authorities in Norway deported seven Sudanese asylum seekers back to Sudan accompanied by members of the Norwegian police force. It is worth mentioning that this is the second incident of deportation in 2015, as six other asylum seekers were subject to the same treatment in May of 2015.
Sudanese Human Rights Activists, and in assessment of the vital role played by the Norwegian government in shaping the Comprehensive Sudanese Peace Treaty and its negotiations; delivered a memorandum to Mr. Martin Kolberg, the Leader of the Standing Committee on Scrutiny and Constitutional Affairs, and Mr. Børge Brende the Minister of Foreign Affairs. The memorandum serves as plea for Norway in preserving its reputable standards in supporting human rights by denying the visit of the Sudanese Minister of Exterior.
Sudanese Human Rights Activists- Norway