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2012-04-04 09:28:08

Allegations of widespread, sustained torture and other human rights violations by the Government of Sudan and Janjaweed forces against non-Arabic-speaking civilians are corroborated in a study published in this week's PLoS Medicine. In the study medical forensic experts reviewed the medical records of patients seen at a clinic in Darfur. The authors, co-led by Alexander Tsai based at Harvard University and Mohammed Eisa based at Physicians for Human Rights, both in Cambridge, USA,...

2009-10-19 11:01:00

WASHINGTON, Oct. 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Enough Project at the Center for American Progress today released the following policy brief, authored by Enough Co-founder John Prendergast, analyzing the Obama administration's new policy on the government of Sudan: The ideals spelled out in the Obama administration's new paper on U.S. policy to Sudan are worthy of considerable support. The policy review represents a great deal of work inside the administration to learn lessons from...

2009-09-28 17:19:00

WASHINGTON, Sept. 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On the eve of the Principals Meeting to review the Obama Administration's Sudan Policy, The Washington Post has published a devastating portrait of the U.S. Special Envoy for Sudan, Major General Scott Gration, in action: Obama Administration Engages Sudanese Regime It Blasted, by Stephanie McCrummen. The Enough Project, Save Darfur Coalition, and Genocide Intervention Network released the following statement in reaction: "The quotes...

2009-03-17 14:25:00

CHESTNUT HILL, Mass., March 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Drawings created by refugee children who escaped the violence in Darfur are on exhibit at Boston College's Gargan Hall through March 27. The drawings are part of a collection of some 500 drawings that have been submitted to the International Criminal Court (ICC) as evidence of war crimes perpetrated by Sudanese officials against the people of Darfur. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090317/DC85076) The exhibition,...

2009-03-04 09:34:00

In letter leaders commend U.N. Security Council, ICC support for pursuit of justice in Darfur WASHINGTON, March 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- More than 100 Darfuri and Sudanese diaspora leaders worldwide today issued a letter of support for the International Criminal Court arrest warrant for Sudanese President al-Bashir, issued today in The Hague. Signatories commended U.N. Security Council and the International Criminal Court's support for the pursuit of justice in Darfur. To arrange...

2008-07-16 03:00:21

THE HAGUE, Netherlands -The prosecutor for the Interna-tional Criminal Court sought an arrest warrant Monday for Sudan's president on charges of waging a campaign of genocide and rape in Darfur, a high-risk strategy that could backfire against the people in the war-torn desert region. The indictment marked the first time prosecutors at the world's first permanent war crimes tribunal have issued charges against a sitting head of state, though President Omar al-Bashir was unlikely to...

2008-07-16 00:00:13

By The Associated Press THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) - Starvation and soul-destroying gang rapes are Sudan's weapons of choice in Darfur's genocide, according to prosecutors at the world's first permanent war crimes tribunal.Filing charges Monday against Sudan's President Omar al- Bashir, the prosecutor of the International Criminal Court said the Sudanese leader had developed a new way of perpetrating humanity's ultimate crime."Al-Bashir is executing this genocide without gas chambers,...

2008-07-15 18:00:16

By Mike Condor THE HAGUE, Netherlands - Starvation and soul-destroying gang rapes are Sudan's weapons of choice in Darfur's genocide, according to prosecutors at the world's first permanent war crimes tribunal. Filing charges Monday against Sudan's President Omar al-Bashir, the prosecutor of the International Criminal Court said the Sudanese leader had developed a new way of perpetrating humanity's ultimate crime. "Al-Bashir is executing this genocide without gas chambers, without...

2008-07-15 12:00:24

Text of report in English by Paris-based Sudanese newspaper Sudan Tribune website on 14 July [Report by Wasil Ali: "BREAKING NEWS: ICC Prosecutor Accuses Sudan's Bashir of War Crimes"] The International Criminal Court (ICC) prosecutor Luis Moreno- Ocampo asked pre-trial judges to issue arrest warrants for Sudan president Omar Hassan Al-Bashir. The prosecutor said "forces and agents" under the control of Bashir had killed at least 35,000 civilians outright, and caused the "slow death" of...

2008-07-15 09:00:31

By Steve Bloomfield The prosecutor of the International Criminal Court charged Sudan's president, Omar al-Bashir, with genocide yesterday, accusing him of masterminding a campaign to "destroy" three tribes in Darfur, killing 35,000 people and persecuting 2.5 million refugees in the process. In a landmark case, the first time the world court has sought the arrest of a sitting head of state, Luis Moreno-Ocampo said evidence collected during a three-year investigation proved ultimate...


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  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
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