UN human rights chief calls for disarming of Darfur militias Ned Mulcahy at 3:09 PM ET
[JURIST] UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Louise Arbour [official profile] warned [UN press release] on Friday that continued movements by armed militias in the western region of Darfur [JURIST archive] will lead to more atrocities against ethnic African civilians. Arbour cited the attacks of October 29-30 [UN press release; UNHCHR report, PDF] as an example of how armed militias are able to inflict significant casualties on the displaced refugees. In a call for government intervention, Arbour said she was, "concerned that if the Government of Sudan does not take control of the militias, disarm them, and put an end to the proliferation of arms, the militias will continue to launch attacks on civilians."
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