Amnesty International: More monitors needed in wake of Darfur raids

[JURIST] In the wake of early morning raids on the El Geer camp near Nyala in southern Darfur, Amnesty International is calling for the creation of an international body to monitor the Sudanese police. Amnesty will urge the UN Security Council in its meeting next week to find better ways to protect the people of Darfur. Amnesty International's Sudan researcher, Elizabeth Hodgkin, said the raid is proof security in Darfur is inadequate and also called for an increase of UN and African Union monitors in the troubled region. The UN announced it is pulling some staff out of the region because Sudanese authorities are preventing work from being done. Wednesday's attack is ther fourth raid of a displaced persons' camp in the past ten days. Read the Amnesty press release calling for a stop to the raids here. Read an eyewitness account of the raid here. BBC News has extensive coverage of the Darfur conflict. Voice of America has more.

 

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