Earlier this week, a group of grassroots Sudan activists released a letter to President Obama, calling on the president to remove Maj. Gen. Scott Gration from his responsibilities as the special envoy to Sudan. STAND and the Genocide Intervention Network continue to press the Obama administration to pressure the Sudanese government to institute electoral and security reforms prior to national elections this April. While we are not calling for Gen. Gration’s removal, it is concerning that the Obama administration has not demonstrated a cohesive and transparent Sudan policy to the Sudan advocacy community. Gen. Gration will be in Chad and Sudan throughout the next week. In order to ensure Sudan’s stability prior to the April elections, Gen. Gration must be fully transparent with the benchmarks, incentives, and pressures to be used to push the Sudanese government toward reform.
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