HUDO Centre No. H.K/UA/39/019
30th December 2019
                                                                                                             PRESS STATEMENT
                                                               RAPE OF UNDERAGE GIRL BY POLICE OFFICER IN GUISAN, SUDAN

On 12th December 2019, police officer raped an underage girl in Madinah-12 of Geisan, Blue Nile. The police did not allow filing / opening the case. On 12th December 2019, the police officer lured the victim to a house of a police sergeant where he raped her from. The same day, the girl informed her family and was subsequently taken to the village health centre. The medical investigations confirmed the rape incident by finding seminal fluid and blood in her vagina. When the family attempted to report/ file a case at police, they were not allowed. The police forced them to send the victim to Damazin on the following day for medical investigation where the medical finding was given differently. Again the rape victim was not allowed to open a case basing on the new medical report/ findings regardless to her allegation. She is now in very bad psychological state since then. The raped victim N. KH is 16 years old and student. Madinah-12 is a village in Geisan locality of Blue Nile State in a distant of sixty (60) KM from Damazin town. According to her allegation, the accused person is a lieutenant police officer (M. M. A) Head of Madinah-12 police post. HUDO is very concerned about the incident and ongoing violations in conflict areas. HUDO calls upon;
· Sudan minister of justice to ensure rule of law is implemented.
· Police in Blue Nile State to carry out genuine investigations, to apprehend and present the suspected officer before courts of law.
· Sudanese and international civil society to focus more on conflict areas.

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