UN report says Sudan violates Darfur sanctions

The Sudanese government continues to violate sanctions imposed by the Security Council over their actions in Darfur, according to a UN report.
The report, written by a panel of experts found violations of the arms embargo, the use of cluster bombs by the Sudanese government and the illegal transfer of intrusion software with electronic intelligence capability among other things.
The panel also documented numerous human rights violations attributable to the government, the financing of armed groups within the country which act as proxy forces and possible violations and a travel ban and an asset freeze on militia leader Sheik Musa Hilal Abdallah Alnsiem.
Human Rights Watch’s Deputy UN Director Akshaya Kumar said the report demonstrated that the sanctions “now exist in name only”.
“While international attention to the atrocities in Darfur has waned, unfortunately the indiscriminate bombing, killings, and rapes have not,” Kumar added.

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