Central Sudan: Residents of Aljazeera State suffer at the hands of RSF and allied militia

Aljazeera state remained relatively peaceful until December 2023 when residents reported incidents of violations by the Rapid Support Forces (RSF) and allied militia. The situation has since made a turn for the worse.

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West Darfur: Twelve people killed following a conflict between RSF affiliates over a looted vehicle in Forbraga Town

ACJPS is deeply concerned about the escalating insecurity in Darfur state amidst the ongoing armed conflict in Sudan. We call upon the Sudanese authorities to launch an impartial investigation into the incident between RSF allied militia groups in a Market in Forbraga town, West Darfur state that resulted in the death of 12 Sudanese citizens.

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South Darfur: At least thirty-three female IDPs including children from Kalma Camp sexually violated by RSF and allied militia

The African Center for Justice and Peace Studies (ACJPS) continues to amplify the voices of women and girls in Sudan by documenting their experiences/stories of sexual violence perpetrated by the warring parties in Sudan. We call upon the warring parties to respect the core human rights treaties, including the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights Geneva Convention Relative to the Protection of Civilian Persons in Time of War of 12 August 1949 to which Sudan is a party. Sudanese authorities must ensure that all allegations of sexual violence are investigated and perpetrators held to account. Victims must be protected from reprisals and provided with access to free medical, psychosocial, and legal support.

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Sudan War: Arbitrary Arrest, Torture, and Ill-treatment Behind Closed Doors

ACJPS has continued to monitor the situation in Sudan since the outbreak of the war and in this detailed report, we document some incidents of arbitrary arrest, incommunicado detention, torture, and ill-treatment committed by the warring parties.

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South Darfur: Twenty IDPs die of malnutrition and untreated chronic diseases amidst a humanitarian crisis in Kalma IDP Camp

ACJPS is deeply concerned about the escalation of hostilities, combined with large-scale population displacement, and poor humanitarian access which has resulted in the death of several Sudanese citizens. ACJPS has documented incidents where 20 people including children have succumbed to malnutrition and untreated chronic illnesses in Kalma camp in South Darfur.

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AU Peace and Security (PSC) should Reiterate its Calls for the Cessation of Hostilities, Protection of civilians, and Provision of Humanitarian Services in Sudan

The African Centre for Justice and Peace Studies (ACJPS) writes ahead of your first session on the Sudan situation in 2024 to urge you to reiterate your calls to the warring parties of the Sudan armed conflict to cease hostilities, protect civilians, and allow safe access for displaced people inside Sudan to humanitarian Services.

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Sudan: Seven human rights defenders and activists arrested, detained, and allegedly tortured by the SAF Military Intelligence Unit in the Blue Nile Region

ACJPS condemns the continued targeting of human rights defenders for their work in Sudan. ACJPS has documented several incidents where seven (07) human rights defenders/activists were arbitrarily arrested detained and allegedly tortured by the SAF Military Intelligence (MI) Unit in Blue Nile region. We urge the Sudanese Army to desist from the repression of human rights defenders and allow them to exercise their rights to freedom of expression and association as guaranteed under Sudan's Constitution and international treaties ratified by Sudan.

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ORAL STATEMENT ON THE HUMAN RIGHTS SITUATION IN THE REPUBLIC OF SUDAN

Our organisations continue to express deep concerns about gross human rights violations that are being perpetrated against civilians in Sudan by the Sudanese Armed Forces, Paramilitary Rapid Support Forces and armed militia groups.

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A Joint letter from Sudanese civil society organizations on the human rights situation in Sudan, September 2023

We, the undersigned Sudanese civil society organizations, call for the ACHPR to support to adopt a resolution on Sudan setting up an international commission of inquiry into all violations of international humanitarian and human rights laws and related crimes committed in Sudan since 15 April 2023.

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Sexual Slavery in Khor Jahannam

The outbreak of the war in April 2023 in Sudan, has led to large waves of refugees and the displacement of nearly 3 million people and a worrying increase in violations. These violations include aerial bombardment of civilians, public and private facilities, enforced disappearances, extrajudicial killings, and rape. The ongoing war and the history of both warring parties have made these violations disturbingly prominent. Military headquarters of the warring parties in the center of cities have facilitated raids on houses and attacks on civilians. New types of violations have also emerged, including the abduction of women and girls and forcible transfer to other states, with brutal torture and the potential for developing into sexual slavery and trafficking. Eyewitness testimonies indicate that these violations were committed by individuals wearing RSF’s uniforms

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Sudan: A call for justice and accountability for 69 victims of rape and abductions in South Darfur

The African Centre for Justice and Peace Studies (ACJPS) calls for urgent steps to be taken by Sudanese authorities to investigate and hold to account the perpetrators of the rape including the gang rape of 43 women and abduction of 26 others including 10 previously reported by ACJPS in South Darfur. Sudanese authorities should ensure the allocation of adequate resources and victim and witness protection in the cases, that took place since April 2023. One of the victims was raped repeatedly by three armed officers of the Rapid Support Forces (RSF) including in her anus which led to bleeding till her death weeks later. Two others were beaten with a lash before being raped, also by RSF officers.

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West Darfur: Justice for seven university girls abducted and subjected to sexual slavery in Elgenina

The African Centre for Justice and Peace Studies (ACJPS) expresses deep concern over the increasing trend of sexual violence during the ongoing armed conflict in Sudan. Survivors have identified armed actors as perpetrators including the Sudanese Armed Forces (SAF), Rapid Support Forces (RSF), Arab militia, and Sudanese Alliance Forces. Scores of women and girls have been subjected to sexual violence including rape. Some have been held for several days in conditions of sexual slavery. In this release, ACJPS has documented an incident where seven university girls were abducted by the Sudanese Alliance Forces and sexually violated for 14 days.

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