Thursday, September 07, 2006

Darfur: Indiscriminate Bombing Warrants U.N. Sanctions

Khartoum Drops Bombs in Ongoing Offensive, Stymies Peacekeeping Efforts
By: Human Rights Watch

Sources on the ground indicate that the government of Sudan is indiscriminately bombing civilian-occupied villages in rebel-held North Darfur, Human Rights Watch said today. The bombing campaign comes as Khartoum is threatening to eject African Union peacekeepers and stymieing efforts to deploy a U.N. force to the region, and should trigger sanctions against senior Sudanese government officials.

"Government forces are bombing villages with blatant disregard for civilian lives," said Peter Takirambudde, Africa director at Human Rights Watch. "A penalty for indiscriminate bombing in Darfur is U.N. Security Council sanctions, which should be imposed now." Read more >>>

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