Arms to Sudan: Amnesty International to publish evidence of recent international arms supplies fuelling the conflict in Darfur

LONDON, United-Kingdom, February 3, 2012/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Arms to Sudan: Amnesty International to publish evidence of recent international arms supplies fuelling the conflict in Darfur

When: 00:01 GMT Thursday 9 February 2012

Amnesty International experts available for interview from Hong Kong, London and New York.

Images of weapons discovered are available.

On Thursday 9 February, Amnesty International is to publish a new report, Sudan: No end to the conflict in Darfur. The report highlights new evidence of recent arms supplies to Sudan being used to commit serious human violations in Darfur, despite a UN arms embargo remaining in place.

A wave of ethnically targeted attacks in eastern Darfur by Sudanese government forces and militias against the Zaghawa community saw an estimated 70,000 people displaced in 2011.

The report is published a few days before governments resume crucial negotiations at the UN in New York on a future arms trade treaty.

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Amnesty International

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