Filmmakers Probing Sudan Weapon Report Were Tortured, Group Says

  • British, Sudanese nationals were captured in Darfur last year
  • Two were probing Amnesty claims of chemical weapon use

By Nizar Manek, 5 April 2017
(Bloomberg) -- 
Sudanese security forces tortured a British filmmaker and a local translator captured while investigating claims authorities used chemical weapons in the African country’s Darfur region, Amnesty International said.
Filmmaker Phil Cox and Darfuri translator Daoud Hari were abducted in late 2016 and imprisoned for six weeks before being freed, the London-based rights group said Wednesday in a statement. Cox had been commissioned by British broadcaster Channel 4 to investigate an Amnesty report that chemical weapons had been used against civilians in Darfur’s Jebel Marra area between January and August last year.
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