May 31, 2004


Arab militia use ‘rape camps’ for ethnic cleansing of Sudan

In Darfur, Sudan’s western-most region, the people remain untouched by last week’s peace agreement signed between the country’s Islamic government and Christian rebels. Sudanese soldiers and the government-backed Janjaweed militia still terrorise, and at the centre of their campaign of “ethnic cleansing” is a policy of systematic rape designed to drive civilians from their settlements.

And yet Sudan is on the U.N. Human Rights Commission, and nobody seems to care much about what’s happening in Darfur. Can’t we send these people guns, or something?

UPDATE: Tacitus has thoughts on what’s going on, and what should be done.

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