US: Amnesty Int'l to launch new report on Darfur war crimes 29 September

New York, US (PANA) - Human rights watchdog, Amnesty International, will on 29 September in New York, US, launch a new report exposing war crimes and other horrific human rights violations committed by Sudanese government forces against civilians in Jebel Marra in Sudan's Darfur region, including compelling evidence of the extensive use of chemical weapons.

In a statement made available to PANA in New York on Monday, Amnesty said the report, entitled: "Scorched Earth, Poisoned Air - Sudanese government forces ravage Jebel Marra, Darfur", revealed findings by international researchers, who used satellite imagery, and interviewed more than 200 witnesses, to document systematic 'scorched earth' style attacks by government forces on more than 150 villages in Jebel Marra over the past eight months.

It noted that the evidence includes photos of severely injured children, testimony and expert analysis suggesting dozens of the attacks involved the use of chemical weapons allegedly by Sudanese forces.

PANA learnt that the report will be launched at a press conference to be addressed by senior Amnesty International officials at the UN Correspondents Association (UNCA) office at the UN headquarters in New York.
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