In the grand scheme of things, China’s indirect involvement in the Darfur conflict deserves all the scrutiny it can get, but in the microcosm, this is completely uncalled for and unacceptable.
Sudan denied yesterday that they were killed during a rescue operation but Beijing said they were killed after clashes with Sudanese troops. Khartoum insists the kidnappers panicked when a helicopter hovered overhead.
Also, Sudan accused the Justice and Equality Movement of abduction and the killing, while the rebels dismissed the accusations saying Misseriya people were behind the murder.
It’s still unclear who is responsible for the murders, but I don’t see any motivations the government can have for doing this.
Dear Darfur rebels,
I hope I’m wrong but if you were behind this, then way to go. First it was your attack on Khartoum, and now, it’s this. You do realize, there are better ways to get your point across right? Clearly, this isn’t one of them. It only does more harm than good to your supremely legitimate cause.
My condolences go out to the families of the workers.