On Friday Dec 16 activists will come together at the law office of Bart Fisher to protest his lobbying efforts for Omar Al-Bashir and his genocidal regime.

On Friday, December 16, from 11am till 1pm (ET) Sudanese activists, Diaspora leaders, members of the Darfur Interfaith Network, Act for Sudan and United to End Genocide will come together at the Law office of Bart Fisher (700 12th Street, NW, Suite 700, Washington, DC 20005) to protest Mr. Bart S. Fisher’s lobbying efforts for indicted war criminal, Omar Al-Bashir, and his genocidal regime in Sudan.

It is important to note that Mr. Fisher has willingly chosen to represent a dictator accused by the International  Criminal Court (ICC) of five counts of crimes against humanity (murder, rape, torture, extermination, and forceful transfer of civilian population), two counts of war crimes (for directing attacks against the civilian population and pillaging), and three counts of genocide. In Darfur, the United Nations reports that attacks have in fact increased over the past several years.

Fighting between the SPLM-N and Sudanese government in South Kordofan and Blue Nile started at the beginning of the planting season, and displaced over 348,000 civilians. The timing of the attacks have caused South Kordofan and Blue Nile to be on the verge of a food crisis, which the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) are working to prevent.

Mr. Bart Fisher continues to urge the United States government to give Al-Bashir and the Sudanese government a package of incentives originally presented by the Obama Administration to encourage good behavior. These incentives include:  i. Renewal of diplomatic relations, ii. Removal from the State Sponsors of Terrorism List, iii. Lifting of economic sanctions, and  iv. Support for debt relief.  However, the Sudanese government has been regressive and steps toward sustainable peace have not been made. The people of Sudan have still not found justice.

In May 2011, UEG released a policy paper titled  “No Rush to Reward Khartoum,” urging the U.S. to not prematurely award the Government of Sudan until concrete progress is made towards the resolution of the conflict in Darfur through the implementation of a peace agreement that addresses the fundamental grievances of the Darfuri people; an end to the ongoing violence against civilians; and a final resolve to the remaining post-referendum issues such as the status of Abyei, demarcation of the borders, as well as disagreements over citizenship, security, oil revenue, and currency.

US Representative Frank Wolf (R-VA) has spoken out against Sudan hiring a Washington lobbyist stating that,  “It is unconscionable that any government with blood on its hands be permitted the privilege of having a Washington lobbyist on retainer.”   Read the contract between the Government of Sudan and Mr. Fisher’s lobbying firm here.

Join us at Bart S. Fisher’s Law office (700 12th Street, NW, Suite 700, Washington, DC 20005) on Friday, December 16, from 11am till 1pm to stand up for the voiceless in Sudan.

Save Darfur Privacy Policy

We will never sell, rent or share your personal information with a 3rd party, especially your email addresses and phone numbers, unless required by law. Never ever! Because we hate spam just as much as you do.

How do we use the information you provide?

Save Darfur uses the information we collect from you in an effort to engage you as an online activist. We will use your email address to send you periodic updates, actions you can take and for contributions. An option to unsubscribe will be in every email we send. While we won't get tired of watching Bashir, we respect your right to take a break.

Data tracking.

Some information other than personally identifiable information may automatically be collected as you browse our site. In order to consistently improve our online activities, we use cookies,track email open rates and periodically analyze our web traffic. This information helps us improve the quality of the site and enhance our online outreach efforts.

Information on children’s privacy.

We believe every precaution must be taken to protect children online. Save Darfur does not knowingly ask children 13 and under for any information. Visitors who are 13 or under should ask a parent or legal guardian for assistance when using Save Darfur and should not submit any personally identifiable information.

Links to other web sites.

Save Darfur provides links to third party web sites, and other web sites may link to our web site. Save Darfur does not endorse, nor is it responsible for the content of any third-party web sites we may list on Save Darfur. Sites that are linked to our site may have different policies; please review the privacy policy notices on those sites for details.