Sudan: No War Criminals Here


May 7, 2007: The government refused to hand over two Sudanese named in International Criminal Court (ICC) warrants. The men are charged with war crimes and crimes against humanity. The government claims conducted its own investigation into the charges and there is no evidence of war crimes. One of the men is allegedly a commander in a janjaweed militia operating in Darfur.

May 3, 2007: The government of south Sudan (which is acting with increasing autonomy), said that it will continue its efforts to bring Darfur rebel groups into new peace talks with the central government. The government of south Sudan believes it can act as a mediator, since many of its leaders are former rebel leaders in the southern civil war which ended in 2005. One spokesman, however, said that it will take "up to three months" before the talks can begin.

May 2, 2007: Six UN workers in the United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) office were kidnapped in Darfur, but were later released

May 1, 2007: International activists trying to stop the genocide in Darfur have taken aim at two large companies with investments in Sudan: Berkshire Hathaway and Fidelity Investments. The activists intend to present resolutions to the companies stockholders asking them to divest in the Sudan. This effort failed. China is increasingly a target of peace activists. China buys 60 to 65 percent of Sudan's daily oil output. Resolutions like the ones proposed for Fidelity and Berkshire Hathaway are often little more than publicity stunts. However, a coordinated campaign can hurt targeted countries (in this case Sudan) by limiting sources of private investment capital.

April 29, 2007: The government accused rebels in the National Redemption Front (NRF) of killing a helicopter pilot and capturing another in West Darfur. A rebel group claimed it had shot down a Sudanese helicopter near Um Rai, in North Darfur State. The helicopter was on a recon mission.

A faction of the Sudan Liberation Army (one that did not sign the May 2006 peace agreement) said that Sudanese government forces attacked the Hashasba region in North Darfur State. The statement said that Sudanese forces also "bombarded" the area. That usually indicates an air strike by Sudan Air Force transports carrying bombs, though the Sudanese Army also employs howitzers and mortars.

April 28, 2007: A UN source reported that "unidentified armed men" fired on the Hassa Hissa refugee camp in South Darfur state. One refugee was wounded in the attack.


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