Rights Group Report: Sudanese Soldiers Raped More Than 200 Women, Girls

Greg Botelho and Radina Gigova, CNN, February 14, 2015


Citing 130 interviews with locals, the advocacy group [Human Rights Watch] said this week that in October, Sudanese soldiers raped more than 200 women and girls over a 36-hour period in the north Darfur town of Tabit.

“Witnesses told Human Rights Watch that during (the) attacks, government soldiers went house-to-house in Tabit, searching houses, looting property, severely beating residents, and raping women and girls,” the report stated. “On the two nights, soldiers forced many of the men to outdoor locations on the outskirts of the town, leaving the women and children especially vulnerable.”

The advocacy group said that civilians were the only ones affected and that it had “no evidence of any rebel force in the town immediately prior to or during the attacks.” The United Nations and African Union have a force in Darfur, but according to Human Rights Watch, the Sudanese government has “prevented (them) from carrying out a credible investigation.”

“Immediately after they entered the room they said: ‘You killed our man. We are going to show you true hell,’ ” a woman in her 40s recalled of an attack on her and her three daughters, two of whom were less than 11 years old, Human Rights Watch reported.

“Then they started beating us. They raped my three daughters and me. Some of them were holding the girl down while another one was raping her. They did it one by one.”

Yusuf Kurdufani, a Sudanese Foreign Ministry spokesman, dismissed the report as “an attempt to reproduce an issue long closed after the world was convinced about the incredibility and illogicality of the claims of mass rape.”


Yet not everyone in the international community buys Sudan’s story, at least without a credible outside investigation.

“To this day, the government of Sudan has shamefully denied the UN the ability to properly investigate this incident, despite this (U.N. Security) Council’s mandate to do precisely that,” said Samantha Power, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations.

The United Nations itself said two months ago that its team had found no evidence supporting the claims, though the ultimate findings are “inconclusive and require further investigation.”

Violence in Darfur–an arid region in western Sudan–began raging in the early 2000s, with then-U.N. envoy Tom Eric Vraalsen at one point calling the humanitarian crisis there “one of the worst in the world.” The United Nations has estimated about 300,000 people have been killed and another 2.7 million wounded in the unrest.

Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir is charged by the International Criminal Court with multiple counts of genocide, war crimes and crimes against humanity. But al-Bashir hasn’t agreed to stand trial, with his information minister at one point dismissing the ICC as a “white man’s tribunal.”


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  • Reynardine

    New inner city maffs:

    Q: If a brutha in Africa raped more than 200 ho’s over a 36-hour period, how many wimmens be that in a hour?

    A: Many

    • The Dude

      Tru dat!

    • Rhialto

      A (from 104 IQ Black): Letme get the calc’lator. Lezee, that be 200 / 36, that be 5.555, so they be rappin’ 5 women live an’ one cut in half in a hour.

      Response: You a M##### F###ing booker, that need a ass kickin’.

    • Oil Can Harry

      Human rights activist: “Why did you rape 200 women?”

      Sudanese soldier: “Ungawa unga bunga!” Translation: “Muh di-k!”

      • Reynardine

        Can’t spell rape without ape.

        • ShermanTMcCoy

          Expect to be “moderated.” They don’t like the “a” word.

          Guess how I know.

  • The Dude

    The Arabs in the North (mostly arabized mulattos) have been slaughtering and raping the non-Arab blacks of the South and West for more than a decade without neither the Africans nor the Arabs blinking an eye. George Clooney and other Western do-gooders seem to have lost more sleep over this than the President of South Sudan.

    • Some years back I received a mailing from one of the bed-wetting do-gooder groups about the Sudan. They wanted me to sign a petition demanding US intervention, so I used their postage-paid envelope to mail a note explaining that I could find absolutely nothing in my house that came from the Sudan and that nothing in that country was worth a single American life, arm or leg.

      • Rhialto

        It would seem that Human Rights does not dwell in your house.

        • TheMaskedUnit

          Subsidizing and expanding rape is not a human right. It’s what they do regardless of the dirt that they occupy. Let it be Sudanese dirt rather than Norwegian, Irish or American.

        • John Smith

          Still not worth getting Americans killed over.

  • Chip Carver

    While this story is yet another example of some of the innate behaviors of blacks, the problem it highlights is not our concern.

  • james AZ

    United savages of Africa will put over old Africa…..

  • dd121

    You can bet Brian Williams wouldn’t have done a story on anything that makes Muslims/blacks look bad.

  • IstvanIN

    But our government not only brings these “people” in as refugees but allows them immigrate the regular way as well.

  • 4321realist

    “Rights Group Report: Sudanese Soldiers Raped More Than 200 Women, Girls, ”

    Yes, in the black world that’s called “dating.”

    • Wing-nut.


  • HJ11

    They’re not White. I don’t care what they do to their own. Let them sort themselves out as they wish or don’t wish. It’s not my business. I practice indifference to non-Whites and also non-interference into their ways.

  • Who Me?

    Rape of civilian non-combatants has been a staple of warfare for thousands of years, These savages are just following their instincts like normal 7th century, stone-age people will do. Nothing remarkable here.

  • nexus974

    Terrible I know but I can’t bring myself to care.

    • John Smith

      Lions (and even domestic cats) will kill another male’s cubs when taking over a pride and marsupial babies die if they can’t reach the pouch or there are too many for the teats available. Nature is cruel, but I can’t be worried about how other animals behave in their natural environment.

  • Paleoconn

    None of our business. Our army out of their borders, their people out of ours.

  • A Freespeechzone

    We have enough problems with the negroes in this country—raping, murdering and assaulting.

    Moreover, we have an administration and media that refuses to acknowledge this fact in the United States of America—because it would be r a c i s t.

    One day, we will be forced to confront this in OUR country; I don’t give a care what happens in Africa….

  • John Smith

    Typical Negro Behavior….