News from Khartoum
Eyewitness: girls severely beaten, threatened of rape
Sudanese girls detained by security authorities face numerous violations inside jails such as physical and psychological violence and threat of rape, according to Sudafax, on Tuesday 12 February.
The website published a testimony by female journalist Durra Gumbo, an eyewitness of these violations, who revealed on her Facebook page conditions of girls in detentions saying they had been subjected to violations.
“I met nine girls in a security office in the city of Omdurman, one was suffering major injuries caused by repeated beatings to the extent that she could not stand on her feet, sit on a chair or lie on the ground, and she was weeping incessantly,” Durra said.
“When my colleague and I were shifted to a warehouse attached to the security office, we found a number of girls detained there, all the girls except three have related to us the facts that they were harassed before taken to the location of interrogation, saying they have been beaten, their bodies caressed and threatened of rape,” Durra added.
What demonstrators have been subjected to during protests violates Article 40/1 of the Interim Constitution of the Sudan 2005, which guarantees the right to peaceful assembly.