Sudan: Rape as Weapon of WarAU/UN Should Increase Investigations, Reporting on Abuses
HUMAN RIGHT WATCH (HRW) latest report
(Nairobi) – Sudanese military forces and militia have used rape as a weapon of war in Darfur and other conflicts, Human Rights Watch said today in its World Report 2016. Patterns of rape across Darfur in 2014 and 2015 show that various Sudanese units have deliberately committed rape and other sexual violence against large numbers of women in many attacks at various locations and times. No one is known to have been held accountable.
“Sudan’s forces have frequently raped and terrorized civilians with impunity,” said Daniel Bekele, Africa director at Human Rights Watch. “The pattern, scale, and frequency of rape suggests that Sudan’s security forces have adopted this sickeningly cruel practice as a weapon of war.”