U.S. slams Sudan for obstructing Darfur mass rape investigation

February 12, 2015 5:41 PM

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UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The United States on Thursday sharply criticized Sudan for obstructing a United Nations investigation into what Washington's U.N. envoy said were credible allegations of mass rape in the conflict-torn western Darfur region.

Speaking at a meeting of the U.N. Security Council, U.S. Ambassador Samantha Power referred to a new report by the New York-based Human Rights Watch, which accused Sudanese soldiers of raping at least 221 women and girls in the village of Tabit over the course of three days.

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