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28 Nov 06 - Amnesty International - Sudan Crisis

The conflict in the Sudanese region of Darfur, and in neighbouring Chad, has created an ongoing humanitarian ad human rights crisis. Over 300,000 people have lost their lives since the conflict erupted in February 2003. Around three million civilians have fled from their homes.

  • 3 million displaced
  • 300,000 dead
The conflict in the Sudanese region of Darfur, and in neighbouring Chad, has created an ongoing humanitarian ad human rights crisis. Over 300,000 people have lost their lives since the conflict erupted in February 2003. Around three million civilians have fled from their homes.

Systematic human rights abuses have occurred, including killing, torture, rape, looting and destruction of property by all parties involved in the conflict, but primarily by the Sudanese government and the Janjawid militia. The government continues to conduct indiscriminate bombings and other aerial attacks against civilian targets and has failed to make its forces and militias accountable.

Amnesty International has issued a "crisis response" in an attempt to protect the civilian populations of Sudan and Chad. We are calling for effective peacekeeping through the deployment of UN peacekeepers and adequate interim resourcing of the African Union force before a smooth handover to the UN.

Amnesty International

PUBLIC MEETING
SPEAKERS:
Osman Hummaida – Sudanese Organisation against Torture
Representative from Amnesty International UK

Tuesday 28 November 2006, 7.00 – 9.00pm
Leeds Metropolitan University, Lecture Theatre 2, Civic Quarter,
Woodhouse Lane, Leeds, LS1 3HE

(Reception at 6.30pm in the Lower Concourse Area)
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PROTECT civilians throughout the region
PREVENT human rights abuses against refugees and displaced people
STOP the flow of arms
HOLD perpetrators to account

www.amnesty.org.uk/crisis
This event is sponsored by The Praxis Centre



Osman Hummaida is the Director of Sudanese Organisation Against Torture, an independent non-governmental human rights organisation established in 1993 working in Sudan and UK and has members worldwide. SOAT primary objective is preventing torture and challenging impunity.

SOAT works to rehabilitate Sudanese survivors of torture; provides legal assistance to survivors and individuals threatened with inhumane and degrading punishments; human rights education; researches, documents and campaigns against human rights abuses in Sudan on a national and international level. Osman is going to share his thoughts and experiences of the situation in Darfur and the surrounding region, his experiences and testimonies from his Sudan trips, The work of his organisation and his views on what will happen in the short to medium term.



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