November 21, 2021 (Washington, DC) – Sudan’s Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok was freed from detention today, according to breaking news reports. The release comes amid massive street demonstrations protesting the recent military coup.
John Prendergast, Co-Founder of The Sentry, said: “The international community shouldn’t be mollified by this single action. Unless the entire edifice of authoritarian kleptocracy begins to be dismantled, Sudan will continue to experience waves of conflict, dictatorship, and corruption.”
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The Sentry is an investigative and policy team that follows the dirty money connected to African war criminals and transnational war profiteers and seeks to shut those benefiting from violence out of the international financial system. By disrupting the cost-benefit calculations of those who hijack governments for self-enrichment, we seek to counter the main drivers of conflict and create new leverage for peace, human rights, and good governance. The Sentry is composed of financial investigators, international human rights lawyers, and regional experts, as well as former law enforcement agents, intelligence officers, policymakers, investigative journalists, and banking professionals. Co-founded by George Clooney and John Prendergast, The Sentry is a strategic partner of the Clooney Foundation for Justice.