More than 200 women and girls were raped by Sudanese soldiers in their village in North Darfur after one of the nearby garrison’s men went missing.
The women – including 80 schoolgirls – were subjected to the eight-hour ordeal on Friday night, just hours after the garrison’s commander gave the villagers until sunset to retrieve the missing soldier.
…. ‘They beat the people with rifle butts and chased all of the men outside the village,’ he added. ‘Then they started to rape about 200 women and girls, which lasted from Friday evening until 4am on Saturday.’