Activists began a five day hunger strike on 21 October calling for:
- Release of all political detainees;
- Bringing those responsible for the killing of protesters to justice and allowing people to demonstrate without fear of detention or use of force;
- Freedom of expression and allowing journalists to resume their role and lift the bans on newspapers.
Kawther Elsheikh, the mother of detainee Mohammed Hassan Aalim (also known as Elboushi) stated she would participate in the strike4sudan hunger strike to protest the refusal of authorities to allow her to visit her detained son. After announcing her plans to go on hunger strike, NISS authorities granted her a visit with her son on Wednesday. Via BRQ Sudan
Letter from Kawther Elsheikh (pictured at right) stating she will participate in hunger strike.
Read updates by hunger strikers at strike4sudan.wordpress.com and http://bitazza.wordpress.com/2013/10/22/thoughts-on-a-hunger-strike-strike4sudan/ and http://sudaneseactifist.wordpress.com/2013/10/21/strike4sudan/
Find a list of participants here.
A petition calling for those responsible for violence against peaceful protesters to be brought to justice has garnered nearly 3,000 signatures. Find the petition here.
Political cartoons continue to be shared on social media sites.
Bashir, dressed for Hajj, carries a gun that has shot dead (the symbol of) Sudan.
Q: Are you going on hunger strike?
A: We've been on strike since 1989.