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Darfur: Four women raped, culprits apprehended

March 4 - 2016 KABKABIYA / NYALA
Darfuri women return home with straw (buildingpeace.org)
Darfuri women return home with straw (buildingpeace.org)

One girl and three women were raped in separate incidents near two camps for displaced people in Darfur. Four of the perpetrators, reportedly members of regular and paramilitary forces, have been detained.

Six gunmen, riding camels, intercepted a group of seven displaced women near Sorenti camp in Kabkabiya, North Darfur, who were returning from Teo. The coordinator of the Kabkabiya camps told Radio Dabanga that the men seized the 16-year-old girl. The other women managed to escape and inform the people in the camp about the rape.

In South Darfur, four armed men stabbed and raped three displaced women from El Sareif camp in Nyala locality last week. A relative of one of the victims reported to Radio Dabanga that the three women were out collecting firewood in an area four kilometres west of Nyala, at Kassarat El Hatab.

“The men stabbed them with knives while they made attempts to undress them, and raped them,” the family member said. “The police of Nyala south managed to apprehend the four perpetrators, and detained them after filing a complaint against them.”

He said that three of the rapists belong to the 'regular forces' and one belongs to the Popular Defence Forces (PDF).


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