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Two displaced gang-raped in South Darfur's Gireida

January 17 - 2016 GIREIDA
Militiamen in Darfur (file photo)
Militiamen in Darfur (file photo)

Four gunmen raped two young women from the Babanusa camp for the displaced in Gireida locality in South Darfur on Thursday. In an other incident, a woman was injured when she resisted a rape attempt near Gireida.

Speaking to Radio Dabanga, an activist reported from Gireida that the two women, aged 19 and 20, left the camp on Thursday morning to collect firewood in the area of Safia, northwest of Gireida.

“They were intercepted and repeatedly raped by four janjaweed on horses and donkeys. Some of them wore military uniforms,” he said.

In another incident on Thursday, two militiamen ambushed Saadia Mohamed Mousa as she was on her way to collect firewood near Donki Kheir village, 20 kilometres north of Gireida town.

“When they tried to rape her, she fiercely resisted. They then severely beat her with sticks and stabbed her with a knife in one of her shoulders,” a relative of her reported.

The victim was taken to Gireida Hospital and later transferred to the Nyala Teaching Hospital.

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