REPORT ON HUMAN RIGHTS SITUATION IN SOUTH KORDUFAN AND BLUE NILE STATES OF SUDAN January – June 2017
Since June 2011 to present time South Kordufan/ Nuba Mountains and Blue Nile states of Sudan have undergone through conflict. This resulted in many atrocities and different human rights violations intensified by the state of emergency that was declared by Sudan government. The government of Sudan (GoS) later formed the Rapid Support Forces (RSF) a replica of Janjaweed militia. The GoS equipped the RSF with more destructive equipment and enlarged their field of work to include the two states (SK and BN) in addition to Darfur.
The aim of this report is to bring to light the human rights violations and abuses taking place in SK and BN states (government territory) of Sudan and the situation of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) from the two states.
The information included in this report was gathered by trained human rights monitors using information gathering tools developed under the tutorage of Human Rights Capacity Building Program of Amnesty International - Netherlands (HURICAP/ AI-NL) and compiled by trained reporting panel. The report does not cover all incidents that occurred due to many challenges.
The violations and abuses included in this report are; arbitrary arrest and torture which were mainly carried out by Military Intelligence (MI) and National Intelligence and security Services (NISS) in conflict areas. This intensified because of the emergency status which enables the military forces to arrest civilians. There are cases of extrajudicial killings committed by government allied militias and death under torture cases committed by police. Also, there are many murder cases in which police was not willing to conduct investigations or was not capable. The report also included threats towards and demolition of churches. The report gives recommendations to the warring parties, regional and international community.