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Human Rights Group Calls for Probe of Sudan's President on Darfur


Human Rights Watch has called for the investigation of Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir's role in crimes against humanity committed in his country's Darfur region.

In a report, the group listed 20 other government, military, and Janjaweed militia members who should also be investigated.

The report is being submitted to the prosecutor of the International Criminal Court which is scheduled to brief the United Nations Security Council Monday on the situation in Darfur.

A Human Rights Watch official Peter Takirambudde, HRW Africa Director, says senior Sudanese officials must be held accountable for the ethnic cleansing in Darfur.

Since the war erupted in 2003 between rebels and government-backed militia, an estimated 180,000 people have died, and two million others have been displaced.

Some information for this report provided by Reuters.

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