Radio Dabanga (Hilversum)

27 January 2013

Sudan: Militiamen Rape Two Young Sisters, Loot Civilians in North Darfur

Photo: Derk Segaar/IRIN
Displaced (file photo).

Tabet — Two young sisters were raped in turns by men of a pro-government militia group in the region of Tabet, North Darfur on Sunday, a witness reports.

Also on Sunday, the same group looted a number of citizens traveling on the road connecting El-Fasher and Tabet.

The sisters were assaulted when working on their farm by a pro-government militia group stationed in Umm Hashab, where they are carrying a "large-scale sweep", a source suggested.

One of the assaulted sisters is 20 years old and the other, a handicapped girl, is 15 years old, according to witnesses.

In addition, the gunmen raided a group of people traveling on the Tabet- Tawila and Tabet - El-Fasher, seizing large amounts of money, personal belongings and cattle from the victims.

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