Sudan: As South Split Looms, Abuses Grow in Darfur

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.

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