West Darfur Massacre: ACJPS calls on the international community to urgently conduct an independent and impartial investigation into the killing 201 people and injuring of 140 others. This investigation should be carried out with the aim of ensuring accountability.
KHARTOUM May 10: The African Centre for Justice and Peace Studies (ACJPS) calls on the international community to urgently conduct an independent and impartial investigation into the killing 201 people and injuring of 140 others that occurred on 22 and 24 April 2022 in Krinik locality in West Darfur. Countless houses were also burned down and at least 12,500 people have been displaced.
This investigation should be carried out with the aim of ensuring accountability. ACJPS further calls on the international community to prioritize the protection of civilians and security situation in Darfur and deploy resources to ensure the protection of civilians in the region.
ACJPS also reiterate its calls to Sudanese authorities to:
- Officially and publicly condemn arbitrary attacks, unlawful killings and injury and make it clear that these acts are absolutely prohibited, and perpetrators will be held to account.
- Launch an independent and impartial investigation into the circumstances surrounding the attacks in Darfur and guarantee that their findings are published promptly and within a clear timeframe. This investigation should also address conflict-related gender-based violence.
- To immediately prioritize the protection of civilians in Darfur region. Put in place tightened restrictions on the use and supply of arms and ammunitions, and a concerted effort to control arms and ammunition in the region should be launched, as well as controls over the use of ammunition and the presence of militias and weapons in public places.
- Ensure that police and law enforcement officers are deployed in the area to ensure security.
The African Centre for Justice and Peace Studies (ACJPS) is a non-profit, non-governmental organization working to monitor and promote respect for human rights and legal reform in Sudan. They have a vision of a Sudan where all people can live and prosper free from fear and want in a state committed to justice, equality and peace.
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