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Tom
- 3169 days ago - kintera.org
The UN should condemn attacks on civilians, investigate responsibility for the attacks, impose targeted sanctions on the responsible individuals, facilitate the deployment of UNAMID, and support the ICC's investigation of Omar al-Bashir for war crimes.



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Tom M (814)
Monday April 13, 2009, 2:36 pm
United Nations: Take action to help Darfur

The conflict in Darfur is in its fifth year. Sudanese soldiers and government-backed militias have committed war crimes and crimes against humanity in Darfur by waging a campaign of “ethnic cleansing” and forced displacement by bombing and burning villages, killing civilians, and raping women. An estimated 2.7 million people have been forced from their homes and at least 300,000 are dead as a result of the violence.

These attacks continue today although they are fewer in number and intensity. Rebels too have carried out abuses against civilians. The United Nations Security Council authorized an African Union/United Nations Peacekeeping force for Darfur in July 2007. However, in large part because of obstruction by the Sudanese government, barely one-third of the force has been deployed.

The Security Council referred the situation to the International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague, and the Court issued warrants in April 2007 for the arrest of two men – a government official and a militia leader – accused of perpetrating war crimes. Sudan has persistently refused to cooperate with the Court or hand over the suspects.

Then in July 2008 the ICC prosecutor requested a warrant for the arrest of President Omar al-Bashir on charges of genocide, war crimes and crimes against humanity. But Sudan and its allies have responded by trying to convince the UN Security Council to suspend the ICC investigation. The UN has not subjected a single senior Sudanese government or rebel official to targeted UN sanctions for crimes committed in Darfur.

Please urge members of the United Nations Security Council to take concrete action to help the people of Darfur.

For more detailed information read the Human Rights Watch reports: They Shot at Us As We Fled to the Trees and Five Years On, as well as our letter to the Security Council about the request for a warrant for President Bashir.
 

Elm Morrison (357)
Monday April 13, 2009, 5:13 pm
Thank You for Taking Action

We appreciate your commitment to human rights and thank you for taking the time to speak out for the victims of abuses.
 

Joycey B (750)
Monday April 13, 2009, 6:07 pm
Action taken. Thanks Tom.

Thank You for Taking Action
We appreciate your commitment to human rights and thank you for taking the time to speak out for the victims of abuses.

At Human Rights Watch, we work to expose and end these abuses. We seek justice for the victims who suffer human rights violations.
 

Kit B (276)
Tuesday April 14, 2009, 2:47 pm
Thanks Tom for keeping this front and center at Care2 news.
 

Stan B (123)
Tuesday April 14, 2009, 3:13 pm
Thanks Tom. The world seems pre-occupied in NOT helping these unfortunate people.
 

Mary Donnelly (47)
Tuesday April 14, 2009, 3:19 pm
Thanks Tom! Signed and sent
 

George S (7)
Tuesday April 14, 2009, 4:17 pm
This is not only a crime against all that is decent, but, an act of defiance that demands direct and confrontation by the United Nations. It is time for the U.N. to act and stop with the legalesse...

Then in July 2008 the ICC prosecutor requested a warrant for the arrest of President Omar al-Bashir on charges of genocide, war crimes and crimes against humanity. But Sudan and its allies have responded by trying to convince the UN Security Council to suspend the ICC investigation. The UN has not subjected a single senior Sudanese government or rebel official to targeted UN sanctions for crimes committed in Darfur.

Go in and forcibly remove President Omar al-Bashir. It's obvious he is not going to surrender his power/authority. He needs to be removed...ASAP.
 

Past Member (0)
Tuesday April 14, 2009, 8:27 pm
Done/TY Tom
 

Darlene K (356)
Wednesday April 15, 2009, 4:41 pm
Noted and action was taken, thank you.
 

Valerie H (133)
Wednesday April 15, 2009, 6:58 pm
Thank you Tom, emails sent!
 

Rob S (112)
Wednesday April 15, 2009, 10:00 pm
Noted,signed.Thnx
 

ROBIN M (312)
Thursday April 16, 2009, 7:41 am
NOTED AND SIGNED.
 

Kirsikka A (107)
Wednesday April 22, 2009, 2:58 am
Noted and signed. Thank you Tom.
 

Kari D (192)
Wednesday April 22, 2009, 9:49 am
noted & e-mails sent
 
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