We have stressed to the government of Sudan that they should exercise restraint in their response to this attack; and that anyone arrested in connection with the attack should be given due legal process. We will raise any reported violations with the government through the EU-Sudan Dialogue on Human Rights.
Following the Justice and Equality Movement attack on Omdurman, the Sudanese authorities have detained a number of Darfuris and non-Darfuris as part of the follow-up investigations. We understand that at least 170 people were arrested and 130 remain in detention. We are in close touch with the human rights division of the UN Mission in Sudan, which is monitoring these reports.