Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Khartoum 'protecting militias'

London - Amnesty International sharply criticised Sudan for failing to disarm Janjaweed militias and for not probing complaints of atrocities in Darfur, in its 2006 annual report published on Wednesday.

"A government promise to disarm the Janjaweed was broken, as it had been after numerous previous agreements," the London-based human rights group said.

"Rapes of women by Janjaweed militias in Darfur remained systematic ... The perpetrators benefited from almost complete impunity," it added.

"Authorities routinely took no effective action to investigate women's complaints of rape. At worst, raped women were arrested for adultery," it continued. Read more >>>>>>>>>

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