Sudan: Marches in Solidarity With Rape Victims

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Khartoum / El Gedaref / Kassala / En Nahud — Marches and vigils were held Khartoum and the state capitals Wad Madani, El Gedaref, Kassala, Kosti, Sennar, En Nahud, and El Obeid to express solidarity with the people raped during the violent dismantling of the sit-in in front of the army command in Khartoum on June 3.

Lecturers of the University of Khartoum organised a solidarity vigil with the rape survivors.

In Kassala, a vigil was held in front of the court complex. The demonstrators carried banners denouncing the use of rape as a weapon against women.

Activists in El Gedaref marched from the hospital to the headquarters of the judiciary to condemn rape and to demand that the perpetrators of rape be brought to justice.

Neighbourhood committees in En Nahud in West Kordofan staged a protest in front of the Faculty of Medicine at the University of West Kordofan. The participants carried banners in blue condemning the crimes committed against women during the uprising.

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