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Some Sudan news

Posted in africa, human rights, organizations, political, sudan by writerwriting on October 18, 2008

Human Rights First published a report today detailing arms sales to Sudan from 2004-2006. Read it here. I’ve yet to read it myself but here is the text from the alert I received:

direct shipments of arms to Sudan from twelve countries, including China, India, Kenya, Iran and Russia, in violation of the U.N. arms embargo. Weapons from another twenty-four countries, including the U.S., Switzerland, Germany and the U.K., ended up in Sudan, also in violation of the embargo. The report recommends steps countries can take to stop their arms from going to Sudan.

They also published a new policy paper on strengthening the Darfur arms embargo. You can also read a newly passed Senate resolution on arms sales on the site.