Amnesty International launches human rights mission to South Sudan

Amnesty International Canada’s Secretary-General Alex Neve arrives today in South Sudan. He is joining an important human rights research mission called to investigate attacks on villages and aerial bombings of the tens of thousands of civilians living in vulnerable conditions along the border region of Sudan and the world’s newest country, South Sudan.

   We wish Alex and the team of AI researchers our best, and pray for their safety as they travel to remote and volatile areas, doing the important work of gathering first-hand reports from those affected by the violence in the region.



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3 Responses to Amnesty International launches human rights mission to South Sudan

  1. Kirby Olson says:

    I love South Sudan and hope they can prevail against the north.

  2. Kirby Olson says:

    When countries split it’s usually the southern part that’s good and the northern part that’s bad. North and South Korea, for instance. Or, North and South Vietnam. Well, there are only two examples, but now there is North and South Sudan. You might say that the Confederates were bad and the Yankees good but because they didn’t call themselves north and south I don’t think we can apply this to the general trend and draw anything meaningful from it. Now perhaps North and South America is a countervalent example, but because they are continents rather than countries I don’t think they can be considered.

  3. dimlamp says:

    Interesting theory Kirby. In Canada, some might want to reverse it though. Our north is regarded by some as a pristine place, untainted by development, more ecologically healthy. The captains of industry are working hard to develop it though. We’ll have to see what happens in the next couple of decades with climate change and the melting of the Arctic Ocean. Then, who knows? It could end up being as popular to tourists as the Mediterranean. Like you, I do empathize with South Sudan, they have been oppressed so much over the years by the north. The world has forgotten about them. I hope other nations will do their part to offer a helping hand in order that South Sudan can live in peace.

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