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Sudan calls on international community to condemn Bashar’s killing

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May 13, 2013 (KHARTOUM) - Sudan’s foreign ministry called on the international community to condemn the killing of former Darfur rebel Mohamed Bashar, while his group urged international pressure to release its members captured by the rebel Justice and Equality Movement (JEM) on Sunday.

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An armoured column of JEM fighting vehicles (file photo Reuters)

Mohamed Bashar is the leader of JEM-Sudan, a group that broke away from JEM last year and signed a peace agreement with the Sudanese government on the basis of Doha Document for Peace in Darfur (DDPD) last month.

The foreign ministry called on the international community to condemn "this heinous crime which targeted peace in Darfur", urging regional and international organisations including the African Union and the UN Security Council to designate the rebel group as a "terrorist" movement threatening international peace and security.

In a statement released on Monday the ministry further said that the "assassination" incident reveals "the evil intentions" of the rebel group, which is not only rejecting all peace efforts, but also "insisting on war and assassination as means to fulfil their political ambitions".

The former rebel leader Mohamed Bashar and his deputy Suleiman Arko Dahiya were killed on the Chadian side or Darfur’s border with Chad on Sunday.

The area is normally monitored by a joint Chadian Sudanese force but JEM rebel fighters successfully stormed Bashar’s convoy and captured other leading members who were accompanying him.

Nahar called on the international community and human rights groups to pressure JEM to free them stressing they hold JEM leader Gibril Ibrahim responsible for their safety.

On the other hand, the Liberation and Justice Movement (LJM) of Tijani Al-Sissi condemned in the strongest terms the murder of Mohamed Bashar describing it as "barbaric behaviour".

The former rebel group that signed the DDPD in July 2011, also announced on Monday its solidarity with Bashar’s group and reiterated that peace is the only option to end the 10-year conflict in Darfur.

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  • 14 May 2013 11:09, by BM Bol

    The guy switched sides and he was going to kill his fellow darfurians in the name of your criminal gov. fortunately, they got him before he could get to them. who in their naive mind is going to think this was a criminal act? The truth is the guy was a traitor and he got what he deserved, case closed.

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    • 14 May 2013 11:24, by Mr Point

      Sudan routinely supplies arms to the Yau Yasu terrorist militia and then accuses South Sudan of arming the SRF, but there is no proof.
      Now Sudan accuses their enemies of carrying out an assassination.
      It seems that Sudan accuses others of the things that they already do.
      Did Sudan arm and help the Misseriya militia that assassinated chieif Kuol Deng Kuol in Abyei on May 4?

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    • 14 May 2013 13:38, by okucu pa lotinokwan

      You have signed peace with him, and again you have killed him,two loses.
      The darfurian this should be a lesson in signing unneccessary with Khartoum.
      OKUCU PA LOTINOKWAN

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    • 14 May 2013 21:52, by South South

      Greens: Army entered Abu Krashwla then withdrew in order to preserve the lives

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  • 14 May 2013 11:21, by tootke’bai-ngo

    What about Khalil Ibrahim? When is his death be condemn? Nice try NCP!!! NO distracting international community from your recent baberic killing of Sultan Koul Deng of Abyei, wont work this time, all the world knows your true colour now & Abyei people deserve not only a secure referedum but also a compersations for killings of their chiefs.

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    • 14 May 2013 15:52, by Oppressor

      NO condemnation to Traitors like "Khalil Ibrahim"

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  • 14 May 2013 11:38, by Nubian King

    They hunting together but Bashar decided to return before they could find a good catch and so a LION ambushed him, and eventually dealt with him accordingly.This should be a good signal to those of SISSI, that their turn’s beckoning soon.
    BRAVO GIBRIEL GROUP

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    • 14 May 2013 11:56, by chol

      Hypocrite evil regime in Khartoum carrying out assassination all the time.so stop complaining expect more to come inside Khartoum what goes around come around.i support the rebels especially spla north our brothers from the beginning.south Sudan oyeee

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      • 14 May 2013 13:34, by Kupipi

        Oh Sudan! since when did you become the champion of Human Rights ? Mother of International terrorism ?

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        • 14 May 2013 15:50, by Oppressor

          Poor Kupipi & chol you forgot your own mother Israel puppets

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          • 14 May 2013 20:28, by Marco A. Wek

            Oppresor you and the true arabs as well as your Muslim terrorists worldwide will never be able to do anything to Israelites but wep and cry like women which you are when it comes to Isreal.
            You criminal brothers think about international community when they are pench on their butts.

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  • 14 May 2013 16:24, by kadugli

    The same Barabbas’ who murdered the innocent civilians and committed war crimes, crimes against Humanity and genocide in Darfur the criminals responsible for the killing of Bashar, they killed him the same way they killed Freedom fighter, Dr. Khalil Ibrahim. Don’t be in sheep’s skin when you are real wolves.

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  • 15 May 2013 10:14, by tootke’bai-ngo

    Thank "U’ very much Mr. Kadugli, you said it all, Dr. Khalil was a liberator & now a Darfurians real martyr who will be remember in the history of the future free Sudan. kind of Mohammed Bashar are what we called in S.Sudan prostitutes of politic. these who not only surrender/laid down weapons but also willing to go murder their own mothers to prove to their loyalty.

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