Beginning of May 1999

Armed Sudanese capture of twenty-three Chinese oil workers at Bentiu

Perpetrator: The SPLA
Reference: HRW 2003: 191; “Sudan Rebels Claim 23 CNPC Oil Workers Captured,” AP, Cairo, May 8, 1999; Judith Achieng, “Foreign Oil Companies ordered to Vacate Immediately,” IPS, Nairobi, May 11, 1999; “The Southern Oil Mix-Up,” Indian Ocean Newsletter (Paris), May 15, 1999

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