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Sudan deserves sanctions

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Sudan deserves sanctions

Sudan deserves sanctions

Geoffrey P. Johnston
Owen Sound Sun Times
1294 words
31 January 2017
Copyright © 2017 Owen Sound Sun Times


Regimes that commit genocide and perpetrate mass atrocity crimes should be punished and isolated by the community of nations. And yet the United States is easing sanctions on Sudan, which has one of the worst human rights records in the world.

According to Human Rights Watch, “armed conflicts in several Sudanese states continue with devastating effects on civilians, particularly in Darfur, Southern Kordofan and Blue Nile states.” The nongovernmental organization’s website alleges that “these conflicts have been characterized by unnecessary and avoidable civilian deaths and injuries; sexual violence against women and girls; unlawful destruction of civilian property, and have forced hundreds of thousands of civilians to flee their homes.”

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