Torture of Channel 4 journalists in Sudan highlights need to investigate Darfur chemical attacks

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Amnesty International

The torture of two journalists abducted en route to Jebel Marra, in Sudan’s Darfur region, is not only a grave affront to press freedom, but also proof the Sudanese authorities have something to hide in the region, said human rights NGO Amnesty International ahead of the airing of a film detailing their harrowing six-week ordeal.

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Sudan: Evidence of chemical weapons used to kill hundreds including children in Darfur

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Benjamin Lowy

 

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Amnesty International

An Amnesty International investigation has gathered horrific evidence of the repeated use of what are believed to be chemical weapons against civilians, including very young children, by Sudanese government forces in one of the most remote regions of Darfur over the past eight months.

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The Legacy of Underwater Weapons

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Cynthia M. Lardner

Wars and hasty post-war dumping through 1972 left oceans, rivers and lakes around the world littered with hundreds of thousands of tons of bombs, mines, torpedoes, grenades, depth charges, and ahead-thrown submarine weapons, conventional weapons referred to as Explosive Ordnance (EO) or unexploded ordnance (UXO), chemical weapons, and munitions debris.

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In War, no one wins

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Hira Azhar

The horrible menace and terror of war, 
Shakes my being at its very core.
Destruction, agony, and so much fire,
Death follows all, as lives expire.

WAR (World at Rebellion), as the name indicates, is the most horrible calamity which, when befell on a country or nation, leaves every single man and commodity in grave agony as it results in the loss of everyone involved; as Neville Chamberlain said:

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