Thursday, December 15, 2011

USCIRF Releases Report On Human Rights Violations In Sudan

Yesterday the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom released a report (full text) on the Sudanese government's violations of international human rights law in the Southern Kordofan and Blue Nile states that border the Republic of South Sudan.  Speaking at a press conference (full text of remarks), USCIRF Chairman Leonard Leo said that even after the Comprehensive Peace Agreement that led to the creation of South Sudan, President Omar al-Bashir is continuing to target people based on religion and ethnicity.