UNAMID condemns assassination of DDPD signatory

Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - The peace keeping mission in Darfur on Monday denounced the killing Sunday of two former rebel leaders, who had signed the Doha Peace document in April this year, while on their way in a convoy from Chad to Sudan.

In a press release, received by PANA here, the African Union-United Nations Mission in Darfur (UNAMID) Joint Special Representative/Joint Chief Mediator (JSR/JCM), Mr. Mohamed Ibn Chambas, expressed his condemnation, in the strongest terms, of the criminal attack on 12 May, 2013, which led to the killing of Mohamed Bashar, leader of the Justice and Equality Movement-Sudan (JEM/Bashar), and a number of his colleagues.

Ibn Chambas had recalled that JEM/Bashar had clearly stated its preference for a peaceful resolution of the conflict in Darfur when it joined the Doha Document for Peace in Darfur (DDPD) on 6 April.

The release stressed that Mr. Chambas urges all sides involved in the fighting in Darfur and especially the non-signatory armed movements to cease hostilities, respect international humanitarian law and engage fully in the peaceful settlement of the conflict.
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13 may 2013 18:14:46

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