Tutu: Sanction Sudan

6 June 2007 at 10:24 am | Posted in Dafur, Desmond Tutu, News, Nobel Peace Prize, Sydney Peace Prize | Leave a comment

Archbishop Desmond Tutu told the EU lawmakers that he “support wholeheartedly the imposition, in the face of intransigence, of specific targeted sanctions on Khartoum”.

For Tutu, Darfur has become the “shorthand for the most ghastly example of our inhumanity towards one another“. 

Tutu, who won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1984 for his opposition to apartheid in South Africa, said the diplomatic and financial pressures that isolated apartheid South Africa were critical in ending the institutionalised discrimination.

“Especially when they are targeted, sanctions are effective, they worked for us,” Tutu told the EU Parliament on Tuesday.

 The Nobel Laureate and 1999 Sydney Peace Prize recipient was attending a special hearing on Darfur in the European Parliament.

Read his interview with the EU newsteam.

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