Ruweng (Panaru) County

March 31, 1999

Four detainees from Feb 18 killed in crossfire during an unsuccessful rescue operation by government of Sudan forces

Perpetrator: GoS, SPLA
Reference: HRW 2003: 188; WFP, “Sudan Bulletin No. 78: March 7-13, 1999,” Rome, March 22, 1999; “ICRC Establishes Contact with Its Workers Kidnapped in Sudan,” DPA, Geneva, March 10, 1999; John Nyaga, “Sudanese Rebels Say Hostages Died in Rescue Attempt,” AFP, Nairobi, April 2, 1999; ICRC press release, “ICRC Appalled by Death of Four Detained Sudanese,” Geneva, April 1, 1999.) Four Sudanese captured while with ICRC in Ruweng county WUN killed in SPLA custody. (HRW 2003: 552) According to the UN, four humanitarian workers were killed. The SPLM/A was condemned for the killing of four humanitarian workers near Pariang, Western Upper Nile/Unity State, in March 1999. (HRW 2003: 515; U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights, “Commission on Human Rights adopts resolutions on situation of human rights in Nigeria, Lebanon, Iran, Iraq and Sudan,” Geneva, HR/CN/99/55, April 23, 1999 “Situation of human rights in the Sudan,” E/CN.4/RES/1999/15, April 23, 1999, (accessed July 18, 2002); U.N. Commission on Human Rights, 56th session, Resolution on the Situation of Human Rights in the Sudan, E/CN.4/RES/2000/27, April 18, 2000, (accessed July 18, 2002)


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