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Boys whipped, robberies, shootings in Central Darfur

March 13 - 2015 GARSILA
Basic schoolboys in Darfur (Albert González Farran, Unamid)
Basic schoolboys in Darfur (Albert González Farran, Unamid)

Two basic schoolboys have suffered a severe beating at the hands of militiamen in Central Darfur.

One of the sheiks of Ardeba camp for the displaced near Garsila in Wadi Saleh locality told Radio Dabanga that the boys were collecting firewood with their aunt, north of the camp.

“Their aunt managed to escape, but the militiamen apprehended the boys and beat and whipped them severely, stripping them of their clothes and underwear,” he said.

In the state capital of Zalingei, militiamen attacked two pharmacists in their house at the El Sug District. They beat them and robbed them of money and mobile phones. In a separate incident in Zalingei, militiamen shot at Abdullah Ali and Yahya Fadul Idris and stole their money and mobile phones.

Many residents of Zalingei City have complained of marauding pro-government militiamen subjecting them to theft and robbery at gunpoint on the roads and in their homes.

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