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Sudan: Peace Keeping Operations

Volume 464: debated on Tuesday 16 October 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what representations he has made to the Government of Sudan to bring to justice the perpetrators of the attack on African Union troops at Haskanita, South Darfur. (157369)

My right hon. Friend the Foreign Secretary issued a statement on 30 September utterly condemning the recent murder of African Union Peacekeepers in Haskanita, Darfur in an attack which he went on to describe as a callous and destructive act. He also called on all sides in the conflict to commit to an immediate cessation of hostilities and to join the political process as the only route to lasting peace in Darfur. We have made clear to all sides in the conflict there can be no impunity for crimes committed in Darfur. This attack appears to have been initiated by rebel groups, which poses particular challenges in bringing the perpetrators to justice.