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Thursday, May 06, 2004

Ceci n'est pas un human rights violation 

I'm taking odds on whether the UN Human Rights Commission will condemn this. Based on recent events I'm calling it 20-1 against.

A UN report has accused the Sudanese government and Arab militia of colluding in the systematic starving of refugees in the Darfur region.

The report said a United Nations team found "appalling" and "outrageous" conditions when it visited the town of Kailek less than two weeks ago.

Pro-government Arab militias had been preventing food deliveries and stopped anyone leaving the town, it added.

One aid worker described what happened there as the "politics of starvation".

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