Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Sudan Violated International Law in Attack on Darfur, UN Says

Bloomberg News
24 January 2009

KHARTOUM - Sudanese security forces violated international human rights laws when they attacked a camp for displaced people in the Darfur region, the United Nations-led peacekeeping mission, UNAMID, and the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights said in a report.

The National Intelligence and Security Service, police forces and Sudan Armed Forces “used lethal force in an unnecessary, disproportionate and therefore unlawful manner” when they opened fire on a crowd in Kalma camp in southern Darfur on Aug. 25, the report released yesterday said.

Security forces killed 32 civilians and injured at least 108, according to the report.

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