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Killing and looting by the Janjaweed militia men-and eruption of a tribal conflict in Buram locality/South Darfur - 1st February and 2nd February 2015

06.02.15

South Darfur-Kass locality

On the 1st Feb 2015 when Jamal Adam Hassan from Rotokey village, went out to take a bath in the nearby hot water pond (it’s believed that this hot water can cure all kinds of diseases), a member of a Janjaweed militia by the name of Mohamed Al-Hajj Mohamed Ahmed tried to stop him from having his bath, and used abusive and racial language to him. After a short argument between the two men, Jamal took his clothes off and went down to the pond, but the militia man without any hesitation shot him dead. The police was informed and the managed to arrest the perpetrators.

 

South Darfur -Gereida locality –Abyad IDP Camp-2nd Feb 2015

A group of Janjaweed militia men on horses and camel’s back attacked Abyad IDP camp around 4km from Gereida, in an attempt to loot and to force the IDPs to evacuate the camp. When confronted by the IDPs they opened fire and killed two IDPs (Kaltoum Daheya (f) and Hassan Ibrahim Mohamed) and left towards Saboon village north of Gereida.

The police was informed by the IDPs and they followed the perpetrators accompanied by some IDPs from Abyad village. When the police approached the perpetrators the Janjaweed opened fire, killing Ali Sharaf Al-Din and Adam Eissa Shummain. During their getaway the militia men burned Hay al-Shati village and killed Ibrahim Idris Mohamed and Hassan Mohamed Amin.

An official delegation led by the governor went to Abyad IDP Camp to help in solving the problem.

 

North Jabal Marra

On the 2nd Feb 2015 a group from the Rapid Support Forces attacked the Eid al-Garat and Derai-deeg villages, killing four people including a child and looting five (5) heads of cows, 30 camels and 5 sheep. Those who were killed:

1-Omar Mohamed

2-Mubarak Adam Khatir

3-Mohamed Abakr Ismail

4-Mohamed (child)

The police refused to file a case against the perpetrators, claiming that it does not fall into their jurisdiction.

 

South Darfur Buram locality- 1st February 2015

A tribal conflict is looming between the Salamat and the Fellata in Buram locality, after a man from the Salamat accused one of the Fellata of kidnapping his child.After a short argument the man from the Fellata killed the one from the Salamat. Then the tribal leaders from both sides sat in a meeting to solve the problem.While the meeting was going on some members of the Salamat tribe opened fire on the Fellata, killing number of people and injuring 19. As the problem between the two tribes escalated the government sent a group from the Rapid Support Forces to help in solving the problem in order to calm-down the conflict. On their way to the area of the conflict in their 4x4 cars, they were ambushed by the Fellata militias who were also in 4x4 cars, because they thought they were Salamat militias. After a short fight they realised that the RSF were not Salamat and the fight stopped. Another group from Fellata militia burned one of the Salamat villages named Al-Nadeef, and a group from the Rapid Support Forces was send to calm the situation.

South Darfur-Gereida town

On the 2nd February 2015 a militia belonging to Fellata, attacked the Masalit tribe in Gereida town, killing two people, injuring 11 and burning 150 houses. They also burned Um-Sadoon Al-Dakka village on the outskirts of Gereida town. The government sent a troop from Nyala to stop the fighting and to separate the two sides.A committee was established by the Gereida Governor to investigate the reason behind the fighting and to solve the problem.


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 fulfill 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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