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Enough project: Appointment of former NISS chief as Sudan ambassador to USA ‘shocking affront’

October 25 - 2018 WASHINGTON DC
US Capitol, Washington DC (File photo)
US Capitol, Washington DC (File photo)

Sudan's appointment of General Mohamed Atta El Mawla, the former chief of the notorious National Intelligence and Security Services (NISS) to head its embassy in Washington is “a shocking affront to Americans who care about human dignity and religious freedom,” according to an op-ed by John Prendergast, founding director of the Enough Project and co-founder of The Sentry, published this week in the Daily Beast.

Prendergast writes, "The regime in Khartoum has remained brazenly committed to enabling extremist groups and terrorist organizations, and continues its war against its own people, including a recent escalation of attacks against civilians in Darfur and the brutal oppression of Christians and other minority groups across the country...

“Sudan’s selection for the face of its DC charm offensive is worse than tone-deaf, it’s a shocking affront to Americans who care about human dignity and religious freedom. The Trump administration should immediately revoke Atta’s diplomatic visa and put him on a plane back to Khartoum."

Click here to read the full op-ed.

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