On the road from Bentiu to Mayom

January 2, 2000

Unknown forces intercepted a CARE relief team in a CARE vehicle going from Bentiu to open a health clinic in Mayom. Ibrahim Ishag Abaker and Mekki El Ekheir Mekki (whose names suggest Arab origin) were killed.

Perpetrator: Unknown
Reference: HRW 2003: 341; WFP, “Sudan Bulletin No. 112: 7-13 November 1999,” Rome, November 13, 1999; WFP, “WFP Sudan Monthly Overview—January 2000,” Rome, January 31, 2000; CARE press release, “CARE Reports Release of Two Staff Abducted in Sudan,” Atlanta, March 9, 2000; anonymous relief source, Human Rights Watch telephone interview, East Africa, April 12, 2000; “Sudanese Rebels Secure Release of Two Detained CARE Workers,” AFP, Nairobi, March 9, 2000; U.N. security official, Human Rights Watch interviews, July 27 and August 5, 2000



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