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Continued human rights abuses by the Janjaweed militia men in North Darfur 19th January to 22nd January 2015


Birkat Seiyra village

On the 19th January, a group from the Rapid Support Forces led by Mahmood Said-Ahmed attacked and looted the village of Birkat Seiyra. The force's leader, Mohamed Said, further told the villagers to pay 10SDG each month in protection money to avoid this situation happening again. 

Hilat Yagoub-20th January

Janjaweed militia members attacked the village of Hilat Yagoub, east of Tabit, killing Eisa Shomo Gabour, 26 years, and looting the livestock in the village.

Birka village -20th January

Abdulaziz Adam Fadha was driving his car between Al Fasher and Birka when he was stopped by Janjaweed militia members, beaten and his car looted.

Tarandone village -21st January

Janjaweed Militia members attacked the village of Taradona, south west of Al Fasher, killing Zakaria Ateem Adam Suleiman, 35, and Tagir Ali Abdelmomen, 20. Ahmed Musa Ibrahim, 30, and Adam Abakar Khatir Mohammed, 13, were both injured during the assault and were taken to Al Fasher hospital.

The following children arrived in Tawila without their parents or any other relative:

Four minors reported in Tawila that they had been raped on the 21st January 2015, in Fanga by Janjaweed militia members. The girls were aged 10, 12, 14 and 15 respectively.

Korma 22nd January 2015

Abdulrazig Ismail Hussein, Mohammed Ahmed Abdalla and two others were transporting goods from Al Fasher to Korma when they were stopped by members from a Janjaweed militia, beaten and two cars were looted with all the goods.

SUDO UK calls on the Government to disband the Rapid Support Forces as well as the Janjaweed as both consistently commit human rights abuses throughout 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”.

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