Saturday, May 19, 2007

U.N Calls For Independent Inquiry Into Darfur Attacks

Richard Bowden

Geneva, Switzerland (AHN) - A U.N. report released today has called for an independent inquiry into alleged attacks in the crisis area of Darfur between January and March of this year.

The Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights said it is concerned that no attempt has been made by the Sudanese government to investigate the killings in which over 100 people were killed near the south Darfur state capital of Nyala.

High Commissioner Louise Arbour said in the report "the ongoing impunity for these crimes is of great concern and is a violation of Sudan's obligations," and "all necessary measures, including through disciplinary and dismissal procedures," should be brought to bear against the Sudanese armed forces and paramilitaries. Read more >>>>>

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