Human Rights Watch has made accusations of rape as a weapon of war against the Sudanese government (here). According to today’s press release

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.

In its World Report 2016 Human Rights Watch refers to many incidents of rape, mostly in the Jebel Marra region and including the case of Tabit in North Darfur. Almost one year after Human Rights Watch released its report on “Mass Rape in Darfur” (read the report here and a blogpost here) the international community has lost interest in this case. During the Security Council’s last briefing on Darfur, the case was not mentioned (more here). Human Rights Watch attributes this lack of interest in part on the impossibility to investigate the incident. Especially UNAMID had been denied access by the central government, thus making an impartial official report impossible.

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