UN rights chief says Sudan may have violated international law with Darfur air raids Mike Rosen-Molina at 4:43 PM ET
[JURIST] Sudan [JURIST news archive] may have violated international law by conducting "indiscriminate and disproportionate" air attacks in late April on at least five Darfur villages, according to UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Louise Arbour [official profile]. Sudanese officials have denied the attacks. Arbour said helicopter gunships and Antonov aircraft were responsible for the attacks on villages near El Fasher in North Darfur, resulting in extensive civilian casualties, including school children.
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