Radio Dabanga (Hilversum)

3 February 2013

Sudan: Different Militia Rape Two Young Girls in Separate Incidents, Darfur

Darfur — Different pro-government militias raped two young girls, aged 13 and nine, in two different incidents in North and West Darfur last week.

The first occurrence took place at camp El-Amiya Sharq, in Kabkabiya city, North Darfur last Thursday evening, 31 January, an eyewitness told Radio Dabanga.

The victim, a 13 year old girl who is mentally disabled, was snatched her from her mother's arms after three gunmen invaded their home, sources recounted.

Bystanders found the girl on Friday lying on the ground out in the open bleeding and in critical condition. She was taken to a UNAMID hospital and the mission later transferred her to Kabkabiya for treatment.

Witnesses informed UNAMID and the police about the incident.

West Darfur

Separately, two pro-government militiamen raped a nine year-old girl from Alban Jadid in Sirba locality, West Darfur on Saturday at 9:00am.

A relative of the girl told Radio Dabanga the victim and a friend of about the same age were collecting firewood in the outskirts of Alban Jadid when the alleged perpetrators, riding camels, attacked them.

They took both girls to a nearby forest, although one of them managed to escape, a source said. The other was raped in turns and was not released until after the afternoon prayers.

According to sources, the girl is being treated according to traditional methods in Alban Jadid and her condition is "very bad".

The police was informed about the incident but it has done "nothing about it" so far, sources pointed out.

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