The top U.N. envoy to Sudan, Jan Pronk, says he is horrified by ongoing violence in Darfur and called on the government to stop the killing.
In Khartoum Wednesday, Mr. Pronk said he saw evidence of widespread atrocities during his tour of Darfur last week. He specifically mentioned Labado, a village in South Darfur, the scene of recent fighting between rebels and government forces. Mr. Pronk said he was "horrified" by what he had seen there - burned villages and destroyed water wells - and described a pattern of attacks on civilians by unidentified militias.
Mr. Pronk's comments came two days after a a special U.N. report concluded that while no genocide had taken place in Darfur, Sudanese government forces and allied Arab militias had committed widespread killings, rapes, and other atrocities that warranted prosecution by the International Criminal Court.
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