Σάββατο, 1 Μαρτίου 2008

News of Amnesty International

Sudan: Amnesty International appeals for safety of captured Sudanese soldiers
Amnesty International has just published an urgent action appeal on behalf of four Sudanese army officers currently being held by the Darfuri armed opposition group the Justice and Equality Movement (JEM).Amnesty International said that the men's lives are in danger.Amnesty International recently learned of their condition from three men from a breakaway JEM group who were held with them, but managed to escape after four months in captivity.Tawanda Hondora, Deputy Director of Amnesty International's Africa Programme said:'The three escaped men said that they were all held in horrific conditions - chained hand and foot, fed only once a day and given very little water.