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​Continued Violations and Spread of Violence in North and South Darfur by the Janjaweed militias - 9th January to 16th January 2015


North Darfur-16th January

A group of Janjaweed militiamen attacked the village of Donkey Sharafa, 20 kilometers west of Al Fasher. During the attack they looted 300 sheep, 217 goats, 19 donkeys, 63 camels and 2 horses.

South Darfur-NYALA City -15th January

The coordinator of World Vision situated in NYALA, Yasir Adam Khater, was kidnapped from inside NYALA by an unknown armed group on 4x4 vehicle, wearing plain clothes. The family of the victim did not report the incident to the police as they believed that the kidnapers would contact them asking for a ransom, and that getting the police involve would only work to complicate the release of their son.

North Darfur -Al-Fasher City-15th January

Abdalla Yousif, a taxi driver in Al-Fasher, was hired by three members of a Janjaweed militia to drive them to a destination. Whilst driving the three men inside Al-Fashir, Abdalla Yousif was attacked by the passengers who then tied him up and threw out of the car.

North Darfur –GIRGERA village 15th January

Janjaweed members on camel backs attacked the village of Girgera, 7 kilometres west of Zamzam IDP camp, killing Abdalla Hussein Suleiman and Abdul-rahman Ragab. They further looted 30 camels, 240 sheep, 93 goats, 36 donkeys, 4 horses.

North Darfur-14th January

Whilst he was driving his car back from Tawilla to Al-Fasher, Siddig Abdalla Mukhtar was stopped by a group of Janjaweed militia men. Siddig Abdalla Mukhtar was then beaten and had his car stolen. 

North Darfur-11th January

Ibrahim Abakar, a taxi driver in Al-Fasher, drove some passengers to the bus station around 5.00AM. On his return he was stopped by members from the Janjaweed in two 4x4 vehicles, he was then beaten and his car stolen.

North Darfur-9th January

Dereig Ismail Idris, who was displaced from Gargaf, east of Tawila, North Darfur, went back to collect some of his belongings from the village, on his way back to Al Fasher he was attacked by a group of Janjaweed members who looted his car with all the belongings.

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”. 

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