Target: Minister of Defense Abdel Rahim Mohammed Hussein, Sudan Army
Goal: End rape and torture of innocent women and girls by Sudanese armed forces.
The civilian population of the town of Tabit, located in North Darfur, Sudan, has been under attack since last year by Sudanese army troops, who’ve conducted mass rapes of women and girls, arbitrarily imprisoned people, and ill-treated the general public. What’s worse is that the Sudanese government has denied any involvement in the crimes, and prevented investigation into the incidents.
So far, credible reports, conducted in the fall of last year, have revealed over 27 first-hand accounts of rape or torture, often by multiple Sudanese soldiers, and additional accounts of looting, illegal searches of homes, beatings and corrupt misconduct. While most of the attacks occurred at night, some soldiers have been brazen enough to openly terrorize the population of Tabit in broad daylight.
Further, the aims of the military operations against the town of Tabit are vague. Numerous residents, interviewed by Human Rights Watch, said that government soldiers entered their homes, without their consent, searching for abducted colleagues. Other interviews revealed that some Sudanese forces were ordered to rape young women and girls because they were ‘rebel supporters,’ while other troops were forced to attack, intimidate and threaten citizens believed to sanction opposing rebel forces.
These actions, vehemently denied by the Sudanese defense, are serious crimes against humanity. Amid a large government and military presence, the residents of Tabit are afraid to report these crimes, further perpetuating an imbalance of hierarchy and power.
Sign the petition to end the mistreatment of the citizens of Tabit, especially the nefarious rape of young women and girls.
Dear Mr. Abdel Rahim Mohammed Hussein,
It has been a year since military troops invaded the town of Tabit and wreaked havoc on its general population. Homes have been illegally looted, residents have been beaten, intimidated and tortured, and young women and girls raped by Sudanese troops. This unjustness must end now.
Conducting crimes against humanity is a serious offense that the Sudanese military refuses to admit to, though credible reports have exposed the shoddy underbelly and initiatives of the organization. The lawlessness and irresponsible behavior of your troops proves that the Sudanese government is simply inflicting an imbalance of hierarchy and power over these innocent people. You’re not there to serve and protect, you’re there to discombobulate and systematically perturb.
Please remove your troops from Darfur and see that those responsible for these heinous crimes, especially the rape and torture of innocent girls and women, are brought to justice immediately.
[Your Name Here]
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