Crimes against humanity and genocide continue in Darfur

Sudanese child refugee

Sudanese child refugee

Crimes against humanity and genocide persist in the Sudanese region of Darfur, according to the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC), Luis Moreno Ocampo.

Briefing the Security Council on the situation in Darfur, he said that attacks on the Fur, Massalit and Zaghawa ethnic groups which started in 2003 are continuing,

Mr. Ocampo reminded the Council that Sudanese President Omar Al Bashir is being sought by the ICC for crimes related to the extermination of the groups.

"Crimes against humanity and genocide continue unabated in Darfur. Air attacks on civilians and direct killings of members of these ethnic groups continue. Most of the Fur, Zaghawa and Massalit now live in IDP or refugee camps. These millions of victims displaced are still subjected today to rape, terror and conditions of life aimed at the destruction of their communities, constituting genocide."

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