facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
 

Ali Kosheib involved in Darfur slaughter, rights group says

June 3, 2013 at 5:25 PM   |   Comments

NAIROBI, Kenya, June 3 (UPI) -- A Sudanese military commander wanted by the International Criminal Court participated in deadly attacks in Darfur in April, Human Rights Watch said.

The research and advocacy group, based in New York, said in a statement Monday Ali Kosheib, a former militia leader now in a high-ranking position with Sudan's Central Reserve Police, was involved in attacks on ethnic Salamat communities in central Darfur province.

"Witnesses place Ali Kosheib at the scene of recent killing, burning and looting in Darfur," said Daniel Bekele, Africa director of Human Rights Watch.

The statement said heavily armed members of the Misserita and Ta'isha ethnic groups have attacked ethnic Salamat communities, killing more than 100 people.

© 2013 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Recommended UPI Stories
Featured UPI Collection
trending
Celebrity Couples of 2014 [PHOTOS]

Celebrity Couples of 2014 [PHOTOS]

Most Popular
1
Source: Ferguson cop beaten before shooting
2
Robert Hansen, notorious Alaska serial killer, dead at 75
3
Boko Haram overruns Nigerian police academy
4
4 firefighters injured in 'Ice Bucket Challenge'
5
Alleged jihadist charged with killing 4 in Washington, N.J.
Trending News
Video
x
Feedback