June 9, 2011 Leave a comment
Darfur in the Shadows
(Johannesburg) – Serious abuses have increased in Darfur in the past six months while the world’s attention has focused on Southern Sudan’s upcoming independence, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today. The United Nations Security Council, which will be briefed on Darfur on June 8, 2011, and the African Union should do much more to ensure that those responsible for continued war crimes in Darfur are held accountable and press the Sudanese government to end attacks on civilians in Darfur, cease arbitrary detention of rights activists, and reform the state security apparatus, Human Rights Watch said.
“The UN Security Council brought the situation in Darfur to the ICC,” Bekele said. “Now it needs to firmly stand by its pledge to the thousands of victims and press for Sudan’s cooperation with the court.”