25 March 2008

State Dept. Rights Report Calls Record of Sudan 'Horrific'

In the 2007 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices released yesterday, the department accused the Sudanese government of obstructing the deployment of an African Union-United Nations peacekeeping force to Darfur. Government-backed militias in that western region of Sudan have carried out a war against rebellious African tribes that has led to the deaths of as many as 450,000 people and displaced 2.5 million. The report also said Sudanese security forces prevented humanitarian workers from delivering assistance.



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