(dpa) - An international human rights group has called for Japan's assistance in ending violence in Sudan.
Japan should exercise commitment to the international justice by demanding that Sudan end attacks on civilians, stop obstructing the deployment of peacekeepers and fully cooperate with the International Criminal Court, a letter sent on Tuesday to the Japanese Foreign Minister Masahiko Komura said.
Human Rights Watch has sent the letter asking Komura to put pressure on Sudan when he visits Sudanese presidential assistant, Nafi Ali Nafi, this week.
Japan has urged Sudan to swiftly resolve conflicts and install peace in the Darfur region, where more than 2.5 million refugees have been displaced and more than 200,000 people have died.
As a host of Tokyo International Conference on African Development in May and the Group of Eight summit in July, Japan plans to continue voicing its support in restoring peace in Sudan, the Foreign Ministry said.