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"GENOCIDES HELPED MAKE 20TH CENTURY BLOODIEST EVER"
  

U.N. Secretary-General Warns of Another Possible Genocide in Western Sudan

 

REUTERS, Geneva, Switzerland, Wednesday, April 7, 2004

GENEVA - U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan on Wednesday warned of another possible genocide in western Sudan as he marked the tenth anniversary of the Rwandan genocide, in which 800,000 people died.

The Hague-based International Criminal Court -- the only permanent global court capable of trying those accused of genocide, war crimes and crimes against humanity -- said genocide has helped make the 20th century the bloodiest in history.

Below is a partial list of genocides -- defined as the systematic and planned extermination of a national, racial, religious or ethnic group -- plus acts of mass political slaughter committed in the 20th century.

United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan addresses the U.N. Human Rights Commission on the 10th anniversary of the Rwandan genocide in which 800,000 died, in Geneva, April 7, 2004
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ARMENIAN GENOCIDE - 1915-1923: About 1.5 million killed

FORMER SOVIET UNION - 1918-1921, 1930-1938: About 100-200,000 Jews killed, five million Ukrainians, 14-15 million peasants, and three million "enemies of the people"

HOLOCAUST - 1941-1945: Six million Jews killed plus five million others including Gypsies, Poles and homosexuals

INDONESIA - 1965-1966, 1972, 1999: About 500,000 killed in Indonesia; 200-300,000 killed in East Timor

BURUNDI - 1972: 100,000-200,000 Hutu killed in ethnic violence

CAMBODIA - 1975-1979: One- to three million killed

IRAQ - 1987-1988: About 100,000 Kurds killed

BOSNIA - 1992-1995: About 200,000 killed

RWANDA - 1994: About 800,000 killed

SUDAN - Ongoing: About two million killed since 1983

CONGO - Ongoing: About 3.5 million killed in past four years

 

Coffins of people killed during Rwanda's 1994 genocide are buried at Gisozi memorial in Kigali April 7, 2004. With Western leaders conspicuous by their absence, Rwanda marked the 10th anniversary of its genocide on Wednesday as bewildered and angry as ever at the world's failure to stop one of the 20th century's great crimes
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Pictures of killed people donated by survivors are installed on a wall inside the Gisozi memorial in Kigali April 5, 2004 which depicts the country's 1994 genocide in which 800,000 Tutsi and politically moderate Hutus died
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NOTE: Sources: International Criminal Court,  www.endgenocide.org.


EDITOR'S NOTE: The direct link to the information Reuter's listed in the article about the Soviet Union is:  http://www.endgenocide.org/genocide/soviet.html.  This is the Campaign to End Genocide website, an initiative of the World Federalist Association.


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