Rights organization condemned the abuse of a six-year-old girl to death in Aweil.
A civil society organization has criticized the recent terrible event in which a Sudanese man allegedly abused a six-year-old girl to death and placed her corpse in a pit toilet.
The Child Rights Civil Society Coalition demanded the prosecution of Saber Abdalla Abusam, who is suspected of perpetrating the crime on May 3, 2022, in Northern Bahr el Ghazal.
“The CRC strongly condemns this violation of Article 19 of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child and Section 22(3) C of the Child Act 2008, South Sudan, which stipulates that every child must be protected from all types of violence, sexual abuse, exploitation, and harassment, including, but not limited to, rape, incest, inducement or coercion of a child to witness or engage in a sexual activity; the use of a child in prostitution or other sexual practice,”
“The coalition demands on the state government to conduct an urgent inquiry and hold the culprit responsible,” it said.
“Our hearts go out to the family at this terrible time, and we extend our warmest sorrow and condolences.’
According to the late girl’s mother, the suspect, a Darfur native, kidnapped her daughter while she was gone, raped her, then murdered her. She further claimed that the suspect attempted to hide the evidence by dumping the girl’s corpse in a pit latrine.
The event sparked outrage on social media and heightened tensions in Aweil, where young people threatened to attack the Sudanese businesspeople. On May 5, State Minister of Information and Communication William Anyuon Kuol issued a warning to youngsters not to harm Sudanese businessmen.
“Angry adolescents rioted and sought to attack Sudanese entrepreneurs in the market as a result of the unpleasant, disappointing, and distressing news,” Kuol said, adding that “security forces promptly regulated and brought the situation under control.”