Mass Rape and Mass Cover-Up

SOLDIERS FROM THE SUDAN ARMED FORCES (SAF) ARRIVED AT THE SMALL VILLAGE OF TABIT IN NORTH DARFUR ON THE EVENING OF OCTOBER 31ST, ABOUT SIX MILES FROM WHERE THEY KEEP A SMALL BASE. garang 149What happened next is unclear.

Villagers claim the soldiers drove the men away with the butts of their rifles. Then, they raped 200 women and children in a mass attack that lasted until the morning.

The government entirely denies these accusations.

The above report is an excerpt from an excellent article by our friends at Nuba Reports.

Although what exactly transpired in Tabit is unverified, what is clearly known has been exhibited over the weeks since the alleged attack: cover-up by the Government of Sudan (GoS) and complicity by the UN investigating team to allow the GoS to act with impunity and ensure no one ever knows what truly happened.

The arrogance and brazenness of Sudan's President, Omar al Bashir, and his government is simply staggering. But what do we expect? This is a regime that has been allowed to get away with mass murder, rape, and starvation since it came to power by force in 1989.

When much of the international community is silent, there is only one course of action we can take: We have to engage. We have to speak up. We have to act.

Please share this story with your own network and sphere of influence. The "world" will respond only after we respond.