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Ten go on trial for rape and robbery in Darfur

Ten men have gone on trial in Sudan accused of rape and robbery in the troubled Darfur region, the head of a special court said on Sunday. Mahmoud Mohamed Saeed Abkam told Reuters from Nyala, capital of South Darfur, where the court opened on Saturday, that the trial had been adjourned until Tuesday at the request of the prosecution, which asked for more time to call witnesses. “Yesterday we started trying a case of robbery and rape,” Abkam said. “According to what the prosecution is saying they (the accused) were serving members of the Popular Defense Forces (PDF).” Full Story

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