11 February 2013

Sudan: Militants Rape Displaced Woman in West Darfur

Sirba — Pro-government militants raped a displaced woman from Sirba locality in West Darfur on Saturday and wounded four other displaced women, sources informed Radio Dabanga.

A witness claims that pro-government militias on horses attacked the neighborhood of 'Shafo Helou' and beat the village's residents in addition to seizing their belongings and livestock.

After beating and looting residents, approximately nine militants raped an 18-year-old displaced woman in turns, the witness continued. It was added that the woman was taken to El Geneina hospital for treatment.

The witness said the four other victims were severely injured by the attack and revealed that the militants also stormed a number of neighboring villages and seized their cattle. He appealed to the locality's commissioner and the state authorities to intervene and put an end to the violations and to bring the perpetrators to justice.

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