Amnesty push for independent probe into Sudanese government

Amnesty International has released a report accusing Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir of using chemical weapons on civilians in the country's Darfur region.

Africa Programme Director at Amnesty International, Netsanet Belay, says witnesses interviewed, videos and photographic evidence gathered suggest a possible use of chemical weapons by Sudanese forces.

The immediate reaction from Sudanese government is denial, as usual.

Netsanet Belay, Africa Programme Director at Amnesty International

One cannot refute this investigation, unless Sudan subjects itself to an independent and impartial investigation.

Netsanet Belay, Africa Programme Director at Amnesty International

Listen to the audio below to hear Netsanet Belay's arguments on South Africa's decision to not arrest President Omar al-Bashir.


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