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Human Rights Watch: Sudanese Soldiers Raped Hundreds of Victims in Darfur Town

A disturbing new report from Human Rights Watch claims that several dozen members of the Sudanese army raped at least 221 girls and women during three days of violence in a Darfur town this fall. From Mashable: “Witnesses told the organization that dozens of Sudanese soldiers went from house to house, looting property, beating residents and raping women and girls in the Darfur town of Tabit between Oct. 30 and Nov. 1, 2014.” The HRW investigators talked to numerous survivors, witnesses and even military defectors who said that they were ordered to take part in the systematic rapes. A spokesperson for the army has said that the claims were false, and are being used to garner support for the United Nations-African Union peacekeeping force UNAMID, which HRW has asked to return to the area to prevent further violence …

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