Sudan Crisis: Amnesty Report Cites Evidence Government Used Chemical Weapons in Darfur
The experts determined the evidence suggested exposure to a class of chemical weapons known as vesicants — or blister agents — such as sulfur mustard, lewisite or nitrogen mustard
Published at 3:20 AM EDT on Sep 29, 2016 | Updated at 6:33 AM EDT on Sep 29, 2016
Amnesty International released a chilling report on Sudan's repeated use of chemical weapons on civilians in a remote and inaccessible part of Darfur, NBC News reported.
The 103-page report — "Scorched Earth, Poisoned Air" — features satellite images, survivor testimonies and photographs to corroborate what it says are war crimes in Darfur's Jebel Marra region.
"When the bomb exploded I inhaled the poisonous air, which I am smelling even now," one survivor said — cutting an interview short because he was in too much pain to speak.
According to Amnesty the evidence indicates at least 30 likely chemical attacks have hit the area since the start of the year. The most recent was Sept. 9.