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Malaysian Prime Minister Must Pressure Sudan to End Human Rights Abuses
Recent decades in Darfur have seen one of the worst humanity crisis and human rights abuse. The conflict in Darfur began in 2003, when the government of Sudan created a proxy militia, now known as the Janjaweed, as it had done previously in the armed conflict in South Sudan. The situation on the ground continues to deteriorate and grave human rights violations are committed against children, women and men.
The international community has a responsibility to protect the people of Darfur. But after four years the destruction and loss of life in Darfur continues without end. Already 200,000 people have died needlessly, possibly many hundreds of thousands more. Over 2 million will spend another night sleeping in makeshift camps where disease, rape and death are all too common.
Four million need humanitarian assistance, and nearly a quarter of them cannot be reached by aid. Attacks on the humanitarian operation are unprecedented.
This cannot continue.
What You Can Do:
1. Sign the letter below calling on the Prime Minister to use his power and pressure the Sudan government to end the abuses in Darfur.
2. Please also forward the link to this page to your friends and family
YAB Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi
Perdana Menteri Malaysia
Pejabat Perdana Menteri
Bangunan Perdana Putra
Pusat Pentadbiran Kerajaan Persekutuan
Dear Prime Minister,
Pressure Sudan to end human rights abuses
The grim four-year anniversary of the conflict in Darfur will pass on 29 April, marked by Day for Darfur protests around the world but after four years the destruction and loss of life in Darfur continues without end.
More than 200,000 people have died in the last four years since the Darfur conflict began, and more than 2.5 million have been displaced from their homes. Since the beginning of the year, the situation has deteriorated even further, and the conflict has spread beyond Sudan’s borders to eastern Chad.
We call on you to demand the government of Sudan to pressure all sides to stop the violence, respect the ceasefire and end opposition to the hybrid force of the United Nations-African Union peacekeeping force that must be deployed urgently to Darfur.
We believe that as the Prime Minister of Malaysia, who is the Chair of the Organisation of Islamic Countries (OIC) and member of UN Human Rights Council you have a vital leadership role to play. Your continuing silence over the situation in Darfur cannot be afforded.
It can no longer be tolerated that the Government of Sudan – responsible for so much of the violence – can still insist that the international community has no right to offer Darfuri people the immediate protection they need.
As the Chair of The OIC you have the power and the responsibility to make Sudan and other parties to the conflict adhere to the agreements they have already signed which they have now chosen to ignore.
We are just a few voices from the tens of thousands from around the world who are taking part in the Globe for Darfur Campaign. Our message is clear. No more excuses and no more silence. The Time is Up – Protect Darfur!
[Source: Amnesty International Malaysia]
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