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UN resolutions contributing to Darfur tension

[JURIST] Recent UN Security Council resolutions setting up sanctions against Sudan [Resolution 1591] and referring criminal actions in Darfur to the International Criminal Court [Resolution 1593] have led to protests and heightened tensions in Darfur, according to UN Assistant Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Hedi Annabi, briefing the UN Security Council Thursday. In his monthly report on Sudan he also told the Council that the "security situation in Darfur is misleading at the moment, because attacks on civilians are not occuring on the massive scale encountered in 2004". Sudan had previously expressed displeasure [JURIST report] with Resolution 1593 on ICC referrals and has insisted upon trying Darfur-related cases in Sudan itself. AP has more; the UN provides additional background on the Sudan situation.

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