Tuesday, February 01, 2005

UN commission finds Sudanese Government responsible for crimes in Darfur

A 176-PAGE REPORT BY A UNITED NATIONS-APPOINTED COMMISSION OF INQUIRY into whether genocide has occurred in Darfur has established that the Government and Janjaweed militia are responsible for crimes under international law and recommends referring the dossier to the International Criminal Court (ICC), Secretary-General Kofi Annan said today.

While concluding that the Government of Sudan "has not pursued a policy of genocide," the report declared that "the crimes against humanity and war crimes that have been committed in Darfur may be no less serious and heinous than genocide," he said in a statement, calling on the Security Council to consider possible sanctions. - Full Story via UN News Service Feb 1.


BRE said...

Thanks for finding that link to the U.N. Special Commission on Sudan report, Ingrid. Good work. You should highlight that link text in really big typefont so that people don't miss it on your site. I think that I will "run it up the flagpole" over at my place (blog) today as well.

I'm happy that I was able to make you laugh re: Omar al-Beshir. Laughter is good for the soul remember, even in the worse of times. I should apologize for making such an insulting comment... apologize to the baboons that is for including them in the same category as Omar.

Anonymous said...

Hello Bill, Thank you for the comment and kind words. I have now highlighted the link text in really big typefont. Looking forward to reading your post. Sorry I cannot write anymore right now, I have just published a post for today, cannot manage any more. I too apologise to the baboons for laughing at your comment.