Khartoum Violating Cease-Fire Agreement and Refusing to Allow UN into Specific Regions

(Eric Reeves) The National Islamic Front regime in Khartoum has, over fifteen years of tyrannical rule, assembled an unsurpassed record of bad faith, unspeakable cruelty, and massive human destruction. Presently this regime is denying two essential UN investigative teams access to the Darfur region. This ominous delay can only be for the purposes of better obscuring evidence for what Egeland himself has described as “ethnic cleansing” and “scorched-earth warfare” directed against the African civilian population—countenanced, indeed orchestrated by Khartoum. The Khartoum regime also continues to deny access to a four-person UN human rights investigating team that has been languishing on the Chad/Darfur border for ten days. It seems virtually certain that the investigating team will soon be recalled to Geneva, even as massive crimes against humanity continue inside Darfur. Khartoum has also clearly and consequentially violated the terms of the cease-fire agreement signed with the Darfur insurgency groups in N’Djamena, Chad on April 8, 2004.

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