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Sudan Arrests 15 Officials for Darfur Crimes

Sudan has for the first time arrested military and security officials accused of rape, killing and burning villages in the Darfur region of western Sudan, the justice minister said Monday.Ali Mohamed Osman Yassin told reporters a government committee had arrested 15 members of the police, military and security forces in Darfur for human rights abuses and they would be sent to court immediately. “They are military people … from the army, military and security,” Yassin said. “(They are accused of) different crimes. It includes rape, killing, burning and other things — different kinds of atrocities.”Full Story

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