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last update: may 31st, 2011

may 31st, 2011

Satellite Sentinel Project Releases New Visual Evidence of Government of Sudan War Crimes in Abyei

The Satellite Sentinel Project (SSP) has released new visual evidence that the Government of Sudan has committed grave violations of the Geneva Conventions and other war crimes, some of which may also constitute crimes against humanity. The totality of evidence from satellites and ground sources points to state-sponsored ethnic cleansing of much of the contested Abyei region, says SSP. The evidence is being conveyed to the International Criminal Court and the UN Security Council.

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may 31st, 2011

Board Members George Clooney and John Prendergast Joint Op-Ed: "Dancing with a Dictator in Sudan"

As far as the eye could see, thousands of displaced people were scattered, accompanied by what little they had left in the world.This surreal vista, which we saw visiting Abyei in January, had no shelters but had big beds and suitcases and dresser drawers sitting in the open or under trees.After years of displacement, thanks to the north-south war that raged in Sudan from 1983 to 2005, thousands of Sudanese had begun the long journey home. They hoped to vote that month in the referendum on southern independence.

 

But they never voted, because the government in Khartoum wouldn’t allow the plebescite to take place in Abyei, and they never resettled, because they had no support to return after so long. So thousands hunkered down in this Connecticut-size region between North and South Sudan, two historically separate territories that were lumped together at independence in 1956 and whose racial and religious divides have chafed since. Last week the long history of tensions ignited when Khartoum sent its army and allied militias to forcibly occupy the area. The regime engaged in aerial bombing, tank and artillery attacks. Its militias looted and burned villages.

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last updated october 13th, 2009

october 13th, 2009

Zimbabwe Prosecutors Seek to Indict MDC's Bennett

"Zimbabwean prosecutors applied Tuesday to indict senior MDC official Roy Bennett to face trial on terrorism charges, which could see him detained, his lawyer said."

october 12th, 2009

Sudan's SPLM Threatens to Boycott Parliament

"Sudan's junior partners in government threatened on Monday to boycott the last parliamentary session before an election unless President Omar Hassan al-Bashir's party implements a north-south peace deal."

october 7th, 2009

Update: Rights Group Defends Report Over Darfur Violence

"Human Rights Watch says it stands by its report which stated that the war in Sudan's restive Darfur region has not ended.

 

The report sharply contradicted earlier observations from the United Nations and African Union Mission in Darfur (UNAMID), which claimed the violence, has ended."

october 7th, 2009

Mugabe Plans to Evict All White Farmers; Lobby Group Protests

"A Zimbabwean farmers’ lobby group has condemned a proposal by President Robert Mugabe to evict remaining white farmers from their land before elections are held within two years."

october 7th, 2009

Award Honors Former Burmese Political Prisoner

"A former Burmese political prisoner and current head of an exiled prisoner advocacy group has been named one of four people to receive a top international human rights award.

 

Bo Kyi, head of the Thailand-based Assistance Association for Political Prisoners - Burma (AAPP) was today awarded the Alison Des Forges Defender Award for Extraordinary Activism by Human Rights Watch (HRW)."

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