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US calls for investigation into Darfur IDP camp massacre

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August 25, 2008 (WASHINGTON) – The US condemned the attack by Sudanese forces on a refugee camp in South Darfur during dawn hours today.

US State department

“Attacks on vulnerable populations in Sudan are deplorable and violate international law” the US State department Deputy spokesman Robert Wood said in a statement today.

Scores of people were killed today and many more injured when hundreds of Sudanese soldiers and security officers entered Kalma camp early yesterday morning and opened fire.

The Sudanese government said they were fired upon prompting response but camp residents deny the claim.

Washington accused Khartoum of indiscriminately firing at the IDP’s and reminded parties to Darfur conflict “of their commitment to peace under the Darfur Peace Agreement (DPA)”.

“We call on the Government of Sudan to thoroughly investigate this incident and ensure that such actions are not repeated” the US said.

Today’s attack comes more than a month after the International Criminal Court (ICC) prosecutor Luis Moreno-Ocampo announced in mid-July that he requested an arrest warrant for Al-Bashir.

Ocampo filed 10 charges: three counts of genocide, five of crimes against humanity and two of murder and accused Al-Bashir of masterminding a campaign to get rid of the African tribes in Darfur; Fur, Masalit and Zaghawa.

Most of the Kalma camp residents are from the Fur tribe.

UN experts estimate some 300,000 people have died and 2.5 million driven from their homes. Sudan blames the Western media for exaggerating the conflict and puts the death toll at 10,000.

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  • 26 August 2008 11:41, by madesio ukel

    Oh!world especially supremepowers take bashir soon not waste a life of innocent.
    Imagancy one life put an end of aruond 300,000 of life.

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  • 26 August 2008 12:10, by Jacob

    USA, You most be serious this time with the so call president of Sudan. Omar Bashir’ secrets are many.Dafurians have suffered enough in the hands of Arabs and the leadership of the north.Condemning Bashir’s actions not the solution but he needs the lesson of SADAM.

    GAMR BROTHER OF DAFURIANS

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    • 26 August 2008 16:24, by Samuel Lwal

      US PLEASE,it is not the matter of investigation but take Damnshit murderer el Beshir to ICC,Please US you are the final on these World,stand behind Moreno and let the extremist must go to International Criminal Court for trial if found guilty hang him like what you does to his fellow muslem brother Sadam Hussen.
      If you don’t act,Almighty God will see what is Beshir doing in Africans soil(Darfur).OH GOD BESHIR IS FINISHING YOUR OWN PEOPLE,WHERE ARE YOU???

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      • 26 August 2008 21:51, by Michel Fleury

        U.S. does not recognise the ICC. They did’nt sign.

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  • 26 August 2008 21:47, by Michel Fleury

    August 25, 2008 (WASHINGTON) – The US condemned the attack by Sudanese forces on a refugee camp in South Darfur during dawn hours today.

    US State department “Attacks on vulnerable populations in Sudan are deplorable and violate international law” the US State department Deputy spokesman Robert Wood said in a statement today.

    August 25, 2008 (WASHINGTON POST) - U.S. Airstrikes Kill 90, U.N. Says
    Evidence shows 90 Afghan civilians, most of them children, died last week, U.N. reports.

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  • 27 August 2008 08:59, by fadi

    Hey my name is Hammuel Merari and I am from Israel and I have been reading your comments in the past days and I find it equally disturbing from both sides that you people are ready to engage in such racism against your own people listen look at America theres Black people,Latinos and white and asians and french and look at them they all get along so please stop the bickering and remember that you guys are one country,one people and I totally,absolutely agree with Moe Montana on this subject and I truely admired it when he said..... They say: "A family that prays together, stays together and one that walks apart just falls apart" so TOGETHER we STAND divided we FALL, UNITED we form SUDAN and take on ALL!!" and may I add this that sooner or later and if the president does become indicted they are immediately gonna call his vice president in and guess who he is its selva karr who is going to come under much scrutiny as they will believe that the president cannot do it on his own so believe me when I say this that although I love the west and America deeply I speak the truth and I wanted to say that the west and its allies main plan is to get money from sudan from oil and incase you think otherwise please take the courtesy of looking on the internet and seeing how much barrels of oil darfur has got you would be amazed and shocked and you will see why America wants to take over sudan as darfur has more than 100 billion barrels in Darfur Alone and thats its estimation and believe me when I say this America invaded Iraq because of oil they havent attacked kuwait or saudi arabia because of oil so this indictment by luis Moreno Ocampo is a self proclaimed attack by the west on Sudan and I cannot tell you how to act except for this you southerners in sudan respect and like America but little did you know America fought a civil war in 1861 and then president Abraham Lincoln killed Many Southerners and still look at them now they Have moved past this Ideological thinking that because Im white Im superior and instead they forged an alliance and today they are standing as beacon of hope and oppurtunity for the whole world so think yourselves in this modern day and think about all the hate which you compass and your mutual resentment towards others for what they have done in the past but in order to move on we must forgive and stop living divided and also think about what you guys could have accomplished by now you Sudanese people have the potential to rise up and live as one so think about it all this hate towards the northerners whats it gonna achieve in the near future and all this hate from the southerners whats it going to achieve Biar M Bul? in the end you will achieve nothing so I hope in the near future you people will understand that living divided means the very end of Sudan and once where a great civilization lived the nubains who are still living today so think about this comment I just wrote and God Bless this world

    NOTE: THIS MESSAGE WAS NOT WRITTEN BY ME NOR IT CONTAINS MY IDEAS AND THOUGHTS NOR DO I KNOW THE PERSON WHO POSTED IT, BUT I WOULD RATHER LIKE TO KNOW ALL PEOPLES OPINIONS ON THIS COMMENT. THANK YOU

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