Monthly Report – Jan,Feb 2013
It is the 20th months since the war in South Kordufan began. The government of Sudan is still using its national security, military, police and tribal militias to oppress and violate peoples' rights targeting un-armed citizens, detaining and killing them. In the area occupied by government forces, the security forces have repeatedly targeted the Nuba mountains people (civilians), arresting them and hiding some in un gazette cells, torture them both physically and psychologically, as well as using tribal and racist words in dis-regard to Sudan constitution and international laws . They even harass other groups that sympathize with the Nuba people.
Most of this harassment and oppression is severely carried out in the remaining villages and gold mining areas like Talodi area. They cheat, loot and even arrest people basing on personal grudges/issues. The aggression is more severe in the IDP camps that have been created. In other places especially those neighboring the IDP camps, they burn down peoples' farms and harvests (food). On the other side (SPLM area), air bombardment is always carried out by troops from El Obeid airport on un armed people in villages instead of SPLA fighters (nubareporter.org , southkordufanmediacenter.org).
In the last two months, there has been no shelling from SPLA towards towns.
6th of March 2013