September 27, 2011 (JUBA) – Luka Bion Deng, a senior member of the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement (SPLM), on Monday called on the international community to hold Khartoum accountable for its actions.
Luka Biong, Washington, August 4, 2011 (AFP)
“The international community must scale up efforts to bring the leadership of NCP [National Congress Party] to justice” by “strengthening efforts of International Criminal Court (ICC)” to apprehend the culprits of atrocities including those recently “committed in the three transitional areas of Abyei, Nuba Mountains and Blue Nile”, said Deng in a statement at the UN Watch summit in New York.
UN Watch is a non-governmental organisation based in Geneva, which monitors the work of the UN, in accordance with its mandate.
Addressing We Have a Dream: Global Summit against Discrimination and Persecution, which brought together political opponents, activists and survivors of human rights abuses from authoritarian regimes around the world, Luka declared that peace would not come to the region if justice for crimes and atrocities committed by the government of Sudan is not administered.
Luka, a native of the contested region of Abyei, became the first senior government official to resign his ministerial position after