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Updated On: Sunday, 20 January 2019

Secretary-General Appeals for Calm, Restraint amid Violence in Sudan

The following statement was issued today by the Spokesman for UN Secretary-General António Guterres:

The Secretary-General is following with concern developments in the Republic of Sudan, including the reported violence and fatalities.

 He appeals for calm and restraint and calls on the authorities to conduct a thorough investigation into the deaths and violence.  He extends his condolences to all those who have lost loved ones in the violence.

The Secretary-General emphasizes the need to safeguard freedom of expression and peaceful assembly.

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