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News :: Human Rights
Dissapointment with "weak" UN resolution on Darfur
23 Sep 2004
Modified: 07:34:31 PM
Dissapointment with "weak" UN resolution on Darfur
From SOUTH AFRICA IMC:

THE EARTH, 18 SEPTEMBER 2004 - The UN Security Council resolution on Darfur has been widely criticised, with Human Rights Watch calling it "a historic failure" and the Muslim Youth Movement of South Africa labelling it "weak".

Human Rights Watch specifically criticised the resolution for not imposing oil sanctions on Sudan. The human rights group also noted that the resolution fails to hold the Sudanese government responsibile for continuing atrocities in Darfur and also levelled criticism at security council members - Algeria, China, Pakistan and Russia - who chose to abstain from supporting the resolution.

The Muslim Youth Movement of South Africa, which recently organised protests in Johannesburg against the Sudanese government, pointed out that reports from Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch and Islamic Relief show that Sudanese government is directly involved in the major humanitarian catastrophe happening in Darfur. The MYM pointed out that the Sudanese government has over the past four years simultaneously engaged in repression throughout the country and also spread propoganda to avoid criticism from the international community. Weak condemnation from the United Nations is unlikely to cause the government to change its policies and this doesn't help the people in Darfur and other people suffering under the repression of the Khartoum regime.

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MR. ANNA IS A WEAK LEADER.
24 Sep 2004
Kofi Anna is letting the atrocities of Sudan continue. He doesn't have the skills to sway the U.N. to stop the killings and death. (Starvation.)
Where's the United States? Lip service. We're SUPPOSE to be a leading super power. Yea. Sure.
(Only whites will get help.)
Don't think a person of color wrote this. I'm white, male, U.S. born. Just telling the truth!

Vote to change this immoral administration!