South Darfur Situation updates - 23rd to 25th March 2015

News and Press Release
Originally published

Kailak area/South east of Kass locality 23rd March 2015

Sarrah Abdalla was on her way to their Fruit farm, attacked and raped at gun point by one of the Janjaweed militia men. The perpetrator ran away on hearing some people coming. Sarah was taken to the hospital and Police was informed but no one was arrested.

Shataya village 24th March

When she went out to collect fire wood from the outskirt of the village, Aisha Hussein Ibrahim was attacked and raped by thee (3) Janjaweed militia men. She was rescued by some of the villagers on hearing her screaming and the perpetrator ran away. Sarah was taken to Shataya hospital and Police was informed but no one was arrested.

Dagdosa village 25th March

Mariam Mohamed Fadul Adam 21years old and Fatima Ishaq Nassir 19years old were attacked and raped by four Janjaweed militia men, when they went to collect fire wood from the outskirt of the village. They were found by some villagers and taken to the hospital, Police was informed but no action was taken.

Shataya village 25th March

The 18yrs old Hawa Omar, was raped at gun point by Soba Jo who is a police man and a shop owner in Shataya village. On hearing Hawa screaming some villagers rushed to Soba shop to help her, but they were threaten by Soba and a friend of him, that they will shoot them. Then the villagers went to the Police station but the police refused to open a case against the perpetrators. Shataya village is one of the voluntary return villages.

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”.