Sudanese relocated

The attempt by Sudan's Islamic fundamentalist regime to forcibly relocate displaced persons from around Khartoum ("Khartoum Squatters Forcibly Displaced," March 31) is reflective of the government's eagerness to punish innocent southern Sudanese who resist its plan to Islamicize them.

While it is the prerogative of the government of the Sudan to relocate the squatters, no regime should ever have the right to maliciously dump thousands of innocent families in desolate desert locations where unnecessary death by starvation, thirst, and disease is inescapable. The international community should exert every effort necessary to stop Khartoum's lethal relocation program. Moses M. Akol, Washington, Former journalist for Radio Juba, Juba, Sudan

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