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Amnesty Decries Widespread Rape in Sudan's Darfur

Arab militias in Sudan are gang-raping and abducting girls as young as eight and women as old as 80, systematically killing, torturing, or using them as sex slaves, an Amnesty International report said Monday. Militias known as Janjaweed, which rights groups say are backed by the government, have been fighting rebels in Sudan’s western Darfur region since last year, triggering one of the world’s worst humanitarian crises. “When we tried to escape they shot more children,” one woman identified only as A. told Amnesty researchers. Full Story

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