Sudan used chemical weapons in Darfur: Amnesty International

Sudan used chemical weapons in Darfur: Amnesty InternationalThe Sudanese government repeatedly used chemical weapons against civilians in Jebel Marra, one the most remote parts of Darfur, Amnesty International reported on Thursday.

The organization said it gathered harrowing evidence of such wrongdoings, which had a lot of victims, including very young children.

Based on testimony from caregivers and survivors, Amnesty International estimates that between 200 and 250 people may have died as a result of exposure to chemical weapons agents. Many – or most – are children.

Amnesty International's investigation found that at least 30 suspected chemical attacks have taken place so far this year. The most recent was on 9 September.

The Sudanese government has said the allegations are baseless.

"The allegations of use of chemical weapons by Sudanese Armed Forces are baseless and fabricated," Sudan's UN Ambassador Omer Dahab Fadl Mohamed said, quoted by Reuters.

"The ultimate objective of such wild accusation, is to steer confusion in the ongoing processes aimed at deepening peace and stability and enhancing economic development and social cohesion in Sudan," he added.
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