Monday, May 19, 2008

Summary of Accounts from Khartoum and Darfur Following May 10 Attack

This document summarizes accounts received as of Monday, May 18, 2008. Darfuris living in the United States and across the world are reporting grim accounts of a systematic program of reprisals and retaliations conducted by the government of Sudan against Darfuris living in Khartoum. In the aftermath of the May 10 attacks by the Justice and Equality Movement (JEM) on the capital, Darfuris living in the capital and the suburb of Omdurman are sharing further details about a series of human rights violations. The government of Sudan’s extrajudicial operations appear to be aimed at the Darfuri community at large in Khartoum and the surrounding areas and do not target only individuals affiliated with the JEM attack. Given the government’s poor human rights record and pattern of indiscriminate use of force against civilian populations during the ongoing genocide in Darfur, sources and analysts fear that the reports of these operations could be only the tip of the iceberg.
The harassment and detention of lawyers and journalists in Khartoum also raises serious concerns about the government’s attempt to conceal its operations.
Some of these reports have been confirmed by journalists and human rights agencies, while details of other abuses have been compiled by leaders in the diaspora in daily contact with sources on the ground. The human rights violations to date include accounts of widespread detentions and disappearances, summary executions, crackdowns on Darfuri journalists and lawyers, and the looting of Darfuri homes and businesses. Read more >>>>>>>>>>

1 comment:

Rara Avis said...

Not to undermine your blog or anything since I strongly condemn systematic or otherwise killings of any soul. But, how can you self-proclaim the reliability of your sources. Isn't that just a heavy burden?

Otherwise, good luck in your endeavors