Smith College professor Eric Reeves has been in the news this week as an expert on western Sudan’s Darfur region.
Professor Reeves, who wrote A Long Day’s Dying: Critical Moments in the Darfur Genocide, has been following violence in Kordofan, and was recently asked to comment on reports that satellite photos have been released showing what witnesses say appear to be freshly-dug mass graves in Sudan.
According to Associated Press articles, Reeves remarked that “the evidence demonstrates beyond a reasonable doubt that there are mass graves in Kadugli. In short, these accounts strongly suggest a carefully orchestrated campaign of ethnically targeted destruction, and a follow-up effort to hide the evidence from international witnesses.”
Following the release of the photos, human rights groups are calling for the UN Security Council to intervene and investigate in the region.