The 57-member OIC had supported the Sudanese government's decision to deny theUN team entry to
The Sudanese government refused to grant visas to the five-strong team becauseit objected to the inclusion of Bertrand Ramcharan, a Guyanan who sent theworld body's first rights mission to
The UN team traveled instead to neighboring
It also traveled to the Ethiopian capital
There the mission said it heard reports backing up accusations of seriousabuses in
The mission's report, compiled for the UN Human Rights Council, also accusedSudanese rebel groups of committing serious abuses in Darfur, but stated thatthe "principal pattern is one of a violent counterinsurgencycampaign" being waged by government forces and their militia allies, theso-called Janjaweed, who have been blamed for most of the violence in thewar-torn region.
Sudanese officials, who denounced the mission's report as "biased", deny thatthe government is backing the Janjaweed, and blames the continuing violence onthe rebel groups who refused a 2006 peace deal.
The Darfur violence, described by
Senior OIC officials said the mission's report must be re-done by a team thatcould evaluate conditions on the ground.
"We have to understand that this report was not done properly," saidOIC Secretary-General Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu.
"A new mission should be formed and be sent to
Despite its rejection of the mission's findings, the OIC, which has 17 memberson the Human Rights Council, said that it is "following with anxiety"reports of murder, rape, torture and persecution in the vast desert region of
"It is not acceptable, and there is a need for big efforts to protect andpromote the human rights of the people in this area," he told a
The mission's report is due to be presented formally to the Geneva-basedcouncil on Friday.
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