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Rights group warns US against swift normalization with Sudan


Added 11-08-18 03:43:02am EST - “Human Rights Watch is cautioning the United States against lifting its designation of Sudan as a state sponsor of terrorism.” - Foxnews.com

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CAIRO – Human Rights Watch is cautioning the United States against lifting its designation of Sudan as a state sponsor of terrorism.

The New York-based watchdog says Khartoum continues to violate basic human rights, with security forces regularly attacking civilians and opening fire on peaceful protesters.

Thursday's statement comes after Washington agreed to a second phase of rapprochement with Khartoum that includes six criteria, which if fulfilled would qualify Sudan to have the designation lifted.

The State Department says these include expanding counterterrorism cooperation and enhancing human rights protections and practices, including freedoms of religion and press.

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