Sudan

Situation updates-Darfur (6th -8th April 2015)

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South Darfur Nyala City 6th and 8th April 2015

The Sudan Open university Campus in Nyala city, was attacked by Three (3) of the pro-Government militia men and looted the university 4x4 vehicle. They also looted a car from Al-Jamhoreya neighbourhood on the 6th of April, both incident were reported to the police.

Nyala city -7th April

On the 7th of April around 4.30am Idris Ahmed was shot dead in his house in Al-Reyad neighbourhood, by unknown men. As Idris was very active in campaigning against the upcoming election, his family and friends believe that he was killed because of his legitimate human rights activities.
On the same day three (3) militia men attacked the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) compound and looted one of their Cars (Toyota Corolla), and ran away. Police was informed but there was no trace of the car.

East Darfur -9th April

A commercial Car was attacked by a group from the Rapid Support Forces, on the road between Abo-Sofyan village and Al-Daein town, killing ten (10) persons including a woman and injuring nine (9) persons who were taken to Al-Daein hospital.

East Jabal Marra

On the 6th of April the ANTONOV plane bombarded ZOO village, killing Aisha Idris and her baby, when she was on her way back from the nearby valley bringing drinking water home.

On the following day (7th April) the ANTONOV plane bombarded the area of East Jabal Marra near Golo village, killing a women and her one year baby, and burned large farming land.

West Jabal Marra 7th April

Two (2) girls were attacked and raped at gun point by four (4) men from the RSF, in their farm in west Jabal Marra. Later they were found by their families and taken to Dirbat hospital.

SUDO UK calls on the Government to disband the Rapid Support Forces as well as the Janjaweed as these are consistently committing human rights abuses in Darfur. All those individuals or groups responsible for committing human rights violations must be brought to justice.

SUDO UK calls on UNAMID to take strong action in order to fulfil its mandate, including its obligation to “prevent attacks against civilians, within its capability and areas of deployment, without prejudice to the responsibility of the Government of the Sudan”, and the requirement “to investigate and hold accountable those who are responsible, and promote efforts to disarm the Janjaweed and other militias”.