Sudan is yet to account for hundreds of political dissents forcefully disappeared during the deposed Al Bashir regime and during the 2018-2019 national revolution. Those missing during these periods also remain uncounted for. In a statement to mark the International Day of the Disappeared yesterday (August 30), the US-based African Centre for Justice and Peace Studies (ACJPS) that monitors respect for human rights and law reform in Sudan, has called on the Sudanese authorities to exhume mass graves to identify victims and give justice and closure to their families.
“Sudanese authorities should give the families of victims the answers and the justice they deserve,” the ACJPS statement urges. “The authorities, with the help of international forensics experts, should exhume the dead and reveal their identities. The international community should support the investigation, including by providing forensics experts to help conduct DNA testing.”