Rape and harassment crimes near the presidential palace and accusations directed at the army

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Tuesday 28 December 2021

Eight women were raped on Sunday, December 19, 2021 in Khartoum, after they were taken from the protest processions near the Republican Palace by an armed force. A source confirmed that there are other cases of rape of women and men that have not been reported so far, in addition to a number of cases of sexual harassment.And one of the survivors of rape required a surgical intervention, according to the statements of Salima Ishaq, director of the Unit for Combating Violence against Women (a government institution),The unit noted the importance of the survivors receiving medical services within 72 hours and communicating with the unit to provide psychological and medical support. The unit confirmed the presence of deaths, hundreds of injuries, and a number of sexual harassment and rape crimes among the revolutionaries.

On December 19, 2021, members of the army were accused of committing rape, harassment, looting and theft.

In a letter issued on Tuesday, December 21, 2021, the High Commissioner for Human Rights called for an urgent, comprehensive and independent investigation into the December 19 violations, including murder, rape and others.. In his speech, the Commissioner indicated that their office in Sudan had received reports of the rape of 13 women and the injury of more than 300 by shooting and tear gas