The project has identified the Sudanese Red Crescent Society as digging
mass graves and filling them with large numbers of bodies. The graves were
dug amid reports of mass killings by the Bashir regime.
"Acting on instructions from the state of South Kordofan, the SRCS
[Sudanese Red Crescent Society] used an excavator to dig and cover large
pits," the satellite project said in a report. "In some cases, eyewitnesses
reported, SRCS workers poured fuel on dead bodies and set them on fire."
The report, released on Aug. 24, quoted witnesses as reporting the use
of a yellow front-end loader with a backhoe to dig mass graves around
Kadugli. Satellite photographs images showed the yellow vehicle less than a
kilometer from an apparent mass grave.
The report said the Khartoum regime prepared a mountainside area for
the burial of thousands of bodies. South Kordofan Gov. Ahmed Haroun, wanted
by the International Criminal Court on charges of genocide in Darfour, was
said to have been connected with the disposal effort.
"The evidence against the Sudanese government continues to compound and
has now become impossible to dismiss," Enough Project co-founder John
Prendergast said. "It is time for the international community to take
serious action and execute its responsibility to protect innocent lives in
The Khartoum regime has denied mass killings in Nuba. On Aug. 23, Bashir
declared a two-week ceasefire in the region amid a war between rebels and