To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what steps she is taking to (a) help prevent violence and abuse and (b) support a renewed inclusive process for a civilian-controlled transition to democracy in Sudan following the withdrawal of the military from existing mediation mechanisms and the removal of civilians from the sovereign council on 4 July 2022.
We condemn the use of violence against protesters by the Sudanese security forces, most recently in a statement following the killing of at least nine people during protests on 30 June. We continue to urge Sudan's military to allow peaceful protest and to deliver accountability for abuses: messages delivered during the recent session of the UN Human Rights Council and by the UK Special Representative for Sudan and South Sudan during a visit to Khartoum on 25-28 June. In support of justice and accountability, we also secured a resolution at the UN Human Rights Council on 7 July to maintain monitoring and reporting on the situation.
Since the 25 October 2021 coup, we have been clear with all political actors that dialogue is necessary to agree a genuinely civilian-led government and eventual elections. We continue to work with the UN and other partners to deliver this message to all sides, including the Sudanese military.