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'Mass execution' in western Sudan

Dramatic new allegations have been made about a massacre allegedly committed by pro-government forces in western Sudan. New York-based group, Human Rights Watch says it has established that pro-government militias executed 136 men in a coordinated operation last month. The allegation comes as the United Nations Human Rights Commission adopted a watered down statement on Darfur. The United States had pushed for a much harder hitting resolution criticising Sudanese government abuses. Unlike the original draft resolution, the text does not go into details about the targeting of civilians by the Arab militias in Sudan, or mention rape, sexual assault and forced removals of black communities in the area. Rather than condemning Sudan, it expresses solidarity with the country in overcoming the present situation. Critics say this is a considerable climb-down by the UN and the resolution was voted against by the US. Full Story

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