7-8-2011By Crimes Against Humanity Program
Human Rights First
As South Sudan marks its independence tomorrow, the United States and other international actors should not lose sight of the challenges underlying the day’s historic occasion: Widespread violence against civilians continues in several regions in Sudan, threatening to undermine a fragile peace. Thousands have been displaced since January’s historic referendum, in which 98.8 percent of southern Sudanese voted for independence.
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- The crisis in Sudan»
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