ANCA Welcomes Congressional Condemnation of Sudan’s Attacks on Nuba Mountains

The bloodshed in Sudan continues. Recent images from massacres in Central Sudan

Democratic Congressman Hank Johnson of Georgia and Republican Representative Frank Wolf of Virginia Lead Bipartisan Efforts to Draw Attention to Massacres

WASHINGTON—Armenian Americans welcomed Congressman Hank Johnson’s (D-GA) forceful remarks Thursday on the House floor condemning the Sudanese government’s brutal, ongoing attacks on civilians in the Nuba Mountain and South Kordofan regions, reported the Armenian National Committee of America.

“Armenian Americans join with all those committed to ending the cycle of genocide in thanking Congressman Johnson for his strong leadership and his powerful words today.” said ANCA Executive Director Aram Hamparian.  “We also extend our appreciation to Congressman Wolf for his longstanding efforts to protect the vulnerable population in Sudan, across Africa, and around the world.  “We remain engaged with our allies in the genocide-prevention movement and our friends in the Nuba Mountain community here in the United States to secure the types of U.S. and U.N. action that can bring an end to Sudan’s aggression.”

In a stark call for action to stop Sudan’s massacres, Rep. Johnson stressed that, “we must not be intimidated by Omar al-Bashir’s bullying, or we may find ourselves saying: ‘never again,’ again.”  The Sudanese President is an indicted war criminal and perpetrator of genocide against the people of Darfur.  Congressman Johnson’s remarks can be viewed on his YouTube channel.

In a July 6 statement on the House floor, Congressman Frank Wolf (R-VA), the Co-Chairman of the Congressional Human Rights Caucus, criticized China for hosting a recent visit by Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir despite his responsibility for “atrocities unfolding against Christians in the Nuba Mountains.”  On June 22nd, Congressman Wolf, in remarks before his House colleagues, warned that the people of Nuba might be destined for the same genocidal fate as the citizens of Rwanda and Darfur.

The ANCA took part today in a Genocide Watch meeting at George Mason University called by Professor Gregory Stanton, a former President of the International Association of Genocide Scholars, to develop and implement strategies to end Sudan’s genocidal attacks on civilians in the Nuba Mountains.  An on-line ANCA action alert provides activists with a quick and easy way to make phone calls asking their Members of Congress to take immediate action to stop Sudan’s attacks against innocent civilians in the Nuba Mountains.

Photos from the recent attacks against the people of the Nuba mountains are on the ANCA Facebook page.

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3 Comments

  1. Artin said:

    This is the price usual nations pay when they are weak
    I hope this sad stories plus our own will cause a turning point in our current story and make us stronger as a nation

  2. manooshag said:

    Rep. Hank Johnson’s recognized and use of the word ‘bullying’ – as the tactic used by/for any and all the Genocides that have occurred since the 19th, 20th and today the 21st centuries… ongoing/unending. Sadly,
    Genocides are a form of ‘bullying – yes, bullying innocent victims.. but yet, Genocides continue since none has defied the bully. Hence, who is next?
    In most nations criminals are brought to face justice. Amazingly, criminals commit Genocides – and there is not any effort to bring all the Genociders/criminals to face their crimes against ALL humanity! Why?
    Appears the bullies are the winners (as bullies who choose to attack children) just because they are bullies? against the innocents… OR, because of the ingrain mentality, their need to conquer and destroy peoples, their need to appear, to themselves at least, that they are superior, when in reality their minds are deluded, deranged, sick. Too, unable to ‘get along with the rest of our world – only with those who are as themselves – Bullies!!

  3. Johny said:

    While I understand some Armenians’ thirst for blood, but I have to remind you that good Armenians and others also visit this website, and some images (like the one above) are really disturbing for us.

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