KHARTOUM, March 17 (Xinhua) -- Rebel Sudan People's Liberation Movement (SPLM)/northern sector on Friday criticized selection of Sudanese official as Deputy Chairman of Executive Council of Organization for Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW).
"Claims by Amnesty International said Sudan government has used chemical weapons in Darfur, and clear indication of using chemical weapons at the Nuba Mountains and Blue Nile," said Yasir Arman, Secretary-General of the SPLM/northern sector, in a statement Friday.
"This matter constitutes evidence of the contradicting standards by some international organizations and lack of responsibility towards the victims of genocide, war crimes and chemical weapons used by Sudan government," he noted.
He regarded the matter as a reward and encouragement for Sudan government to continue war crimes and violation of human rights.
Last week, Sudan's Ambassador to the Netherlands and its Permanent Envoy to the OPCW, Rahma Salih Al-Ebaid, won the position of OPCW deputy chief.
In September last year, Amnesty International accused Sudanese government forces of killing dozens of civilians, including children, in attacks in which chemical weapons were allegedly used at Jebel Marra area.
However, the Sudanese army and foreign ministry strongly denied the accusation.