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SLA-MM and LJM-AK Continue to Terrorise Civilians in Darfur

07.11.14

On 28th of October 2014, Ahmed Mohammed Ali, a 35 year old teacher Rihaid Albirdy, was killed on the road between El-Fashir and Nyala by rebel soldiers from SLA-MM and LJM-AK. The rebel groups have established a check point on the road and are extorting money and looting precious items from travelers on that road, in addition to taking fuel from vehicles. Ahmed refused that money be taken from travelers and as a result he was shot dead.

On the 11th of September 2014 the same group attacked villages that belong to Camel herders in MALUM area, killing Sheikh Basheer Bushara, 55, and looting more than 50 camels. The villagers followed the attackers and managed to return most of the looted livestock while around 15 camels were shot dead by the looters.

SUDO UK calls on REBEL MOVEMENTS to stop attacking civilians and to guarantee their safety whilst staying or passing areas under their control and not to loot and destroy civilian properties. At the same time, rebel movements should ensure that those who commit such crimes are held accountable and 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, ”, and the requirement “to investigate and hold accountable those who are responsible, and promote efforts to disarm all militias.

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