UN Human Rights Office says Darfur impunity must endListen /
There is an urgent need to end the climate of impunity in Sudan's Darfur region, the UN Human Rights Office said in a statement on Friday.
This follows the deadly attack earlier this week on a convoy from the UN-African Union Mission in Darfur (UNAMID).
Ravina Shamdasani is Acting Spokesperson for the UN Human Rights High Commissioner.
"We remind the Government of the Sudan that it is responsible for the protection of mission staff as they fulfil their mandate to protect civilians and monitor human rights violations. The Government must promptly launch a serious investigation with a view to bringing the perpetrators to justice. There is an urgent need to end the general climate of impunity in Darfur, which encourages such attacks." (Duration: 22″)
A South African peacekeeper was killed and three colleagues injured in the attack which took place in North Darfur on Wednesday morning.
The UNAMID convoy was heading to the village of Hashaba to investigate reports that at least 70 civilians had been killed there in September when it was ambushed by unidentified armed men.