Common appeal for release of leaders of the CP of Sudan

Common appeal by communist and workers' parties in solidarity with the working people of Sudan demanding the immedate release of the leaders of the CP of Sudan and all political detainees.

ICP, 30 January 2018

The persecutions by the government of Sudan towards the political opposition including leaders of the CP of Sudan, which had mobilised the people against economic conditions, meets  international reaction by communist and workers’ parties in solidarity with the people of Sudan. 

Following the call of the CP of Sudan, a common appeal was issued on January 23, signed by many communist and workers' parties. While the appeal urges for the release of leaders of the CP of Sudan and all political detainees, the signataries of the appeal are being updated.

The appeal is as follows:

The Communist and Workers’ parties that sign this statement have received verified information that in the past few days Comrade Mohamed Mokhtar Al-Khatieb, the Political Secretary of the Sudanese Communist Party, and a number of members of the Central Committee and leading cadres of the SCP have been arrested by the security forces of the regime. The party leadership was attacked following a successful mass demonstration in center of the capital Khartoum on Tuesday 16 January 2018 protesting against the rise in the price of bread.

We believe that the health and lives of the detainees of the Sudanese Communist Party are in imminent danger.

The dictatorial regime in Sudan has demonstrated that it will resort to the use of force to prevent the peaceful protesters from practising their constitutional rights  to organise and participate in peaceful demonstration against the regime’s economic policies.

The arrest of the communist leaders in Sudan is coupled with the detention of opposition political leaders and activists, and the confiscation of newspapers, including Almidan, the central organ of the SCP.

The Communist and Workers’ parties co-signing this statement express their support to and solidarity with the struggle of the Sudanese people and workers for peace, democracy and social justice and demand:

  • The immediate release of all political detainees;
  • Freedom for Comrade Al-Khatieb and leading cadres of SCP;
  • Respect of democratic rights and freedoms of the people;
  • The abolition of the new economic measures introduced by the regime that will inevitably result in starving the majority of the Sudanese people.


The parties that signed the common appeal:

1.     Communist Party of Albania
2.     PADS
3.     Communist Party of Argentina
4.     Party of Labour of Austria
5.     Communist Party of Australia
6.     Communist Party of Azerbaidjan
7.     Progressive Tribune, Bahrain
8.     Communist Party of Bangladesh
9.     Communist Party Wallonia-Brussels (Belgium)
10.   Workers' Party of Belgium (PTB)
11.   Brazilian Communist Party
12.   Communist Party of Britain
13.   Communist Party of Canada
14.   Socialist Workers Party of Croatia
15.   AKEL, Cyprus
16.   Communist Party of Bohemia and Moravia
17.   Communist Party of Esthonia
18.   Communist Party of Egypt
19.   French Communist Party
20.   Communist Party of Macedonia
21.   German Communist Party
22.   Communist Party of Greece
23.   People's Progressive Party of Guyana
24.   Hungarian Workers Party
25.   Communist Party of India
26.   Communist Party of India (Marxist)
27.   Iraqi Communist Party
28.   Tudeh Party of Iran
29.   Communist Party of Ireland
30.   Workers Party of Ireland
31.   Communist Party (Italy)
32.   Jordanian Communist Party
33.   Lebanese Communist Party
34.   Socialist People's Front, Lithuania
35.   Communist Party of Luxembourg
36.   Communist Party of Mexico
37.   New Communist Party of the Netherlands
38.   Communist Party of Norway
39.   Communist Party of Pakistan
40.   Palestinian People’s Party
41.   Paraguayan Communist Party
42.   Philippine Communist Party [PKP-1930]
43.   Communist Party of Poland
44.   Portuguese Communist Party
45.   Communist Party the Russian Federation
46.   Union of Communist Parties - CPSU
47.   Communist Party of the Soviet Union
48.   New Communist Party of Yugoslavia
49.   Party Communists of Serbia
50.   South African Communist Party
51.   Syrian Communist Party
52.   Communist Party of the Peoples of Spain (PCPE)
53.   Sudanese Communist Party
54.   Communist Party of Sweden
55.   Communist Party of Turkey
56.   Communist Party of Ukraine
57.   Communist Party USA
58.   CP of Venezuela