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Darfur Regional Security Committee to combat criminality

August 5 - 2015 EL FASHER
A gunman in Darfur (file photo)
A gunman in Darfur (file photo)

The Darfur Regional Security Committee has agreed on short-term and long-term plans to restore the rule of law in the region.

A spokesman for the Committee told the press in the North Darfur capital of El Fasher on Tuesday, that the plans prioritise the disarmament of civilians in all the five states of Darfur. “The carrying of arms should be confined to the regular forces,” he stated.

“Moreover, crimes are to be considered as individual acts, not collective ones committed by a tribe or group.”

He said that the Regional Committee valued “the relative progress made by the state security committees in restoring stability in Darfur”.

The Committee also stressed the importance of finalising the security arrangements for the former rebels of the movements that signed the Doha Document for Peace in Darfur, as well as the convening of a broad tribal conference for peaceful coexistence.

A joint committee will be set up for the five Darfur states to secure the agricultural season and open pastoral tracks.

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