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Over 200 Women Raped in Tabit, Janjaweed and SAF Attacks on Civilians


On 31st of October 2014 in NERTITI IDP camp a student by the name of Marwan Mohamed Abdallah was crushed to death by a 4x4 vehicle driven by Janjaweed militia men who then drove away. Later when his family found him dead as a result of the hit, the police was informed but no action was taken.

On the same day in NERTITI locality, some of the Janjaweed militia men drove their cattle onto a farm belonging to Zakariya Adam. When the farmer tried to drive the cows off the cultivated land, they shot him dead. The IDPs heard the gunshots and rushed to the farm where they found the cattle grazing on the farm and Zakariya Adam bleeding to death. When they tried to drive the cows away, they were also threatened with being killed. So they took the dead body and reported the incident to the police, but no action was taken.

On the 1st of November 2014 in NERTITI IDP camp, around 11.00pm, 4 Janjaweed militia men attacked a female in her house in an attempt to rape her. When she resisted she was slaughtered by a knife, and they left the house. When the IDPs noticed unusual movement in the camps some of them followed the runners. The perpetrators noticed that, and they fired upon the chasing IDPs. The IDPs returned and reported the incident to the police but no action was taken.

On the same day elsewhere pro-government militias attacked the IDP camp in LABODO locality. The IDPs ran to seek protection at the nearby UNAMID compound. In their absence the militia looted all the IDPs’ belongings and livestock, and the situation remains very tense.

On the 1st of November 2014 government Antonov planes bombarded the area of east JABAL MARRA, destroying 3 villages DERBAT, DULMA and DOBO; killing 5 farmers in their farms and burning many acres of farming land to ashes The situation remains very tense.Those who were killed:

1-Ishaq Al-Rabi’ Ishaq-(M)

2-Maryam Suleiman Abakar (F)

3-Khadiga Mousa (F)

4-Ayesha Haroun Yahya (F)

5-Kaltoum Ahmed Yousif (F)

1st November 2014 -Although as a result of some unknown diseases the death rate now averages between 5 to 7 deaths a day in KALMA IDP camp, the government has asked the doctors and nurses who work in the camp to stop working otherwise they will stop their salaries.

Further to this, there is a rumour of a pending Janjaweed attack in order to disperse the camps residents. UNAMID has been deployed though the situation remains tense.

On the 3rd of November 2014, a government force led by the captain Ismail Hamed, moved from TABIT garrison around 50km south of AL-FASHER city to look for one of their soldiers who was reported lost. From the garrison they went into TABIT village. The captain told the villagers that they are responsible for the lost soldier. When the elders of the village tried to convince the commander that they know nothing about the lost soldier, the commander gave them 2 choices: either to tell him the whereabouts of the soldier or he would raid the village. While the discussion was going on-the captain gave an order to the soldiers to collect all men outside the village and then the soldiers raided the village and more than 200 women were raped included 8 underage girls.

On the following day the lost solder was found in TAWILA area. The captain came back to TABIT village and wanted to apologize but the villagers rejected this and demanded that the perpetrators must be brought to justice. The captain responded that “if that is the case we will deal with you the way that we know”. And the situation still remains very tense.

SUDO UK calls on the Government to disband the Janjaweed and all other pro-government militias, and bring those individuals or groups responsible from committing human rights violations 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”.

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