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Human Rights Watch calls on UN to implement sanctions against Sudan government

[JURIST] Human Rights Watch Monday called on the United Nations Security Council to act quickly to end ethnic cleansing in Sudan's Darfur region. The group is requesting an arms embargo and travel sanctions on Sudanese officials for their failure to disarm the Janjaweed militias. Six other aid agencies have also called for immediate action, saying previous UN resolutions have not been backed up by concrete enforcement which has allowed violence against innocent people to continue. Read the Human Rights Watch press release detailing its concerns here. Read the latest Human Rights Watch report detailing the ethnic cleansing in Sudan here. BBC has more on this story and in-depth coverage of the Darfur conflict.

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