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Sudan Pledges Cooperation with UN Human Rights Mandate


Sudan promised on Saturday to implement a resolution adopted by the 53-nation U.N. Human Rights Commission that unanimously condemns human-rights violations in Sudan's western Darfur region.

Sudan's State Minister of Foreign Affairs, Najib el-Kheir, says his country will cooperate with a special investigator appointed by the Commission to monitor the human-rights situation in Darfur.

The Geneva-based Human Rights Commission called on Khartoum to disarm Arab militias that have been terrorizing villagers in Darfur, and to bring to justice all those involved in human-rights violations.

An estimated 180,000 people have been killed in Darfur since February 2003.

Some information for this report provided by AP and AFP.

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