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Displaced tortured for 13 hours in Gireida, South Darfur

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GIREIDA(26 May.) -

A group of 19 women from the Gireida camps for the displaced in South Darfur were beaten and tortured by gunmen on Saturday.

A woman from the Abdos camp told Radio Dabanga on Sunday that 19 women from various Gireida camps were collecting firewood and straw in the area of Um Kobe early on Saturday morning, when they were attacked by about 30 Janjaweed on camels and horses. “The gunmen tried to kidnap four of them. When the women resisted, they were tied, beaten, and tortured from 6am until 7pm.”

“Seven of the victims were seriously injured, and had to be transferred to a hospital in Murnei for treatment,” the source said. They are Hawa Yasir, Zainab Adam Saeed, her sister Kaltoum Adam Saeed, Mahasin Ali Eisa, Fatima Yagoub Abakar, and Hawaya Omar Adam.