Sudan says shuts U.N. peacekeepers' Darfur rights office in Khartoum

November 25, 2014 1:32 PM

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Sudan says shuts U.N. peacekeepers' Darfur rights office in Khartoum

KHARTOUM (Reuters) - Sudan has shut the human rights office of the joint United Nations-African Union (UNAMID) peacekeeping mission in Darfur, the foreign ministry said, amid tension over allegations of mass rape by Sudanese troops in the troubled region.

UNAMID confirmed on Tuesday that it had received a formal closure request from the Sudanese government on Sunday, but said it was working with authorities to "clarify the role" of its Khartoum-based human rights and liaison offices.

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