Amnesty Alleges China, Russia are Supplying Arms for Use in Violence-Wracked Darfur – Alexa Olesen

From AP via SignonSanDiego.com:

China and Russia are supplying arms to Sudan that are being used to fuel the violence in the Darfur region in violation of a U.N. arms embargo, a human rights group said in a report Tuesday.

China and Russia quickly rejected the report and Sudan’s government said it was “not justified.”

“The irresponsible transfer of arms to Sudan and its neighbors are a significant factor in the massive human rights catastrophe in Darfur and its spread into eastern Chad,” London-based Amnesty International said.

The report said “the bulk” of the arms were transferred from China and Russia, without giving specific, up-to-date figures.[Full Text]

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