Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Interview with a Janjaweed

Via the Coalition for Dafur, a quick heads up about a BBC interview tonight with a former Janjaweed mercenary who was "involved in raids that massacred thousands of civilians." This person, whose identity is being protected, claims that he was carrying out the orders of the Sudanese government. I doubt that this will surprise too many people but it is certainly the first direct testimony that contradicts the denials of the Sudanese government. I don't know if this will spur any action on the part of the feckless UN but at least it give them some ammunition to claim crimes against humanity by Sudanese officials.

Check out the podcast or download the show. Transcripts will probably be out soon.


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