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Rape and Other Violations Committed by Janjaweed and RSF in North, South and Central Darfur

17.12.14

South Darfur-25th November2014

A group of men belonging to the Rapid Support Forces in NYALA city attacked and severely beat the 35-year-old Faki (religious man) Jakdul from BIR BESCO village and broke both his hands, saying that this was because Faki Jakdul had allowed his animal to enter one of the citizen’s farms in the area and destroyed.

Central Darfur - 29thNovember

Four Janjaweed militia men attacked and raped a 20-year-old IDP girl  after shooting her brother in the right leg. They were attacked when they went to bring water from the nearby valley, in KALO village west of KASS town. They were found by their family and taken to KASS hospital.

Central Darfur - 9th December

When a pregnant IDP from MELLA village, west of KASS town, went with her husband to their farm north of KASS, they were attacked by four Janjaweed militia men who raped the pregnant woman at gun point and severely beat her husband. The pregnant woman was taken by her husband to KASS hospital, where she lost her baby. Police were informed.

North Darfur-2nd December

A pro-government Janjaweed militia, under the command of the North Darfur security affairs advisor Badr AbuKeneish and led by Al-Amir Ahmed Zaroug, abducted Adam Salem Al-Taher (a teacher, aged 38) and Hassan Mohamed Ibrahim (a farmer, aged 32) and detained them in their camp in MUR area/ KUTUM locality .

When the family of those abducted went to the camp asking the commander to release them, Al-Amir Ahmed Zaroug told them that they were detained because they were thieves. The family asked the commander that, if this was so, he should press charges and take them to court, but the commander refused and asked them to pay him a ransom to release them. Then the family of those abducted talked to Badr AbuKeneish who promised to release them, but they are still detained.

Recommendations:

SUDO UK calls on the government to disband the Janjaweed militias and investigate and hold accountable those who are responsible for killing, rape and abduction of civilians in Darfur.

SUDO UK calls on the UN Security Council to exercise its duties by the establishment of an effective mechanism to protect civilians in Darfur as UNAMID is failing to give security or protection to farmers and other civilians who are now in an increasingly disastrous situation in Darfur.

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