Doha Debate Special Event: Amre Moussa

Sunday October 29 2006


Doha Debate Special Event: Amre Moussa

Arab League Secretary General, Amre Moussa, told 300 students at a Doha Debates Special event on November 29 that the situation in Sudan's Darfur region was "bad" but it should not be classified as genocide.

"The situation in Darfur is a situation of major conditions of human rights, but it is not a situation of genocide or ethnic cleansing."

He added that conflict, in which it's believed that up to 200,000 people have died and two million have fled their homes after three years of fighting, was the result of a major confrontation between tribes.

After being questioned by Doha Debates Chairman Tim Sebastian, the Secretary General then answered tough questions from the student audience who are all resident in Doha but come from a wide range of Arab countries.

They asked him about a range of issues including Arab unity, Iraq, Lebanon, the Middle East peace process, Iran and Somalia.

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