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Sudan militiamen face amputations

Ten members of Sudan’s pro-government militia have been sentenced to have a hand and a foot amputated for their role in attacks in Darfur. In the first convictions of members of the Janjaweed militia, they were also sentenced to six years in prison for offences including murder and robbery. Tens of thousands have died in Darfur, and more than 1m have fled their homes in the face of militia attacks. Aid agencies warn that thousands more could die from hunger and disease. Meanwhile, human rights group Amnesty International has accused the Janjaweed of using mass rape in their conflict with Darfur’s non-Arab groups. Full Story

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