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At UN, Sudan on Oil Police, S. Sudan Cites Bombing, Speech Crimes Alleged

By Matthew Russell Lee

UNITED NATIONS, June 14 -- After the UN Security Council met Thursday about Sudan and South Sudan, Inner City Press put similar questions to the representatives of each country, on camera.

South Sudan's Francis Nazario spoke first, and Inner City Press asked him about his government's lead negotiator Pagan Amum's statement that Sudan is conducting aerial bombardments. Video here, from Minute 6:40.

Nazario said yes, there are bombardments. He named Northern Bahr al Ghazal, Lake State and Unity State.

Inner City Press asked him about South Sudanese still trapped in the North; he said that the International Organization for Migration is helping resettle them.

Moments later Daffa-Alla Elhag Ali Osman came back to speak -- he had left, after learning that US Ambassador Susan Rice had spoken with the Press but not on Sudan as she left the Security Council.

Inner City Press asked Daffa-Alla Elhag Ali Osman about another comment by Pagan Amum, questioning if Sudan wanting to talk only or first about security, and not oil or Abyei is in violation of the letter or spirit of Council Resolution 2046. Video here, Minute 7:20 to 13:20.

Daffa-Alla Elhag Ali Osman replied quickly that Pagan Amum is violation the resolution, specifically Operative Paragraph 1, subparagraph 6 (he said), by engaging in inflammatory rhetoric. Allegations of speech crimes are getting more and more common at the UN, for example with now-gone International Criminal Court prosecutor Luis Moreno Ocampo threatening to prosecute Daffa-Alla Elhag Ali Osman.

Inner City Press asked him about the oil police - he said they are "not in Abyei," but are to protect against another Hedlig - and South Sudan's statement that an Japanese investor will fund a pipeline not through Sudan. That's their choice, said Daffa-Alla Elhag Ali Osman. He denied the aerial bombing, and the ouster of NGOs Inner City Press has asked Ban Ki-moon's spokespeople about without answer.

On the other hand, Inner City Press asked if the Sudan Sanctions experts, particular the elusive Brit Mr. Bryant that Daffa-Alla Elhag Ali Osman has named, ever got access into South Sudan to confirm or disprove JEM presence there with Gaddafi weapons.

No, Daffa-Alla Elhag Ali Osman said, they are still "keeping a blind eye on that." And so it goes.

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