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30 Jun 2010 description
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New York (CNN) -- An international advocacy group is warning that 1.5 million to 2 million southern Sudanese now living in the northern part of their country could face persecution if the south approves a referendum next year to secede.

Refugees International said in a new report that the issue of post-referendum citizenship was not being adequately addressed by international organizations involved in the country, including the United Nations and the American government.

There is a dangerous possibility, the report said, that the issue will "not rise to the same level of …