Silent Atrocities: South Sudanese Returnees Face Horrific Abuse in Sudan
In an astonishing revelation that has shaken the conscience of the international community, the South Sudan National Movement for Change (SSNMC) has shed light on the unspeakable horrors faced by South Sudanese citizens returning from Sudan. NCMP’s in-depth investigation has uncovered a harrowing trail of tears, terror, and abuse that has remained shockingly silent until now.
Behind closed doors, away from the prying eyes of the world, South Sudanese returnees have become victims of unimaginable cruelty. Gang rape, molestation, robbery, torture, and relentless harassment have become their agonizing daily reality. Sudanese armed security forces, entrusted with the responsibility of protecting these vulnerable individuals, have instead become perpetrators of terror, shattering lives and leaving scars that may never heal.
The SSNMC, a voice for justice and change, refuses to let these heinous acts go unnoticed. In a scathing condemnation, they have demanded answers from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, questioning why these inhumane acts have been carefully concealed from the public eye. They boldly challenge the Sudanese government, asking why they have not been held accountable for the atrocities being committed on their own soil.
The plight of these returning citizens is a stark reminder that the principles of humanity, compassion, and dignity should know no borders. It is a call to action that echoes across nations, reverberating with urgency. The leadership of South Sudan, Sudan, and the international community must unite in their commitment to protect the lives and dignity of these vulnerable individuals.
The SSNMC urgently appeals to the International Organization for Migration (IOM), Human Rights Watch, UNHCR, and global human rights defenders to rally behind the cause of these courageous returnees. The time for silence and indifference is over. Each step towards the South Sudanese border must be accompanied by an impenetrable shield of protection, ensuring their safe passage and shielding them from further harm.
While acknowledging the minimal humanitarian services provided by the government, particularly Governor Joseph Nguen Monytuil of Unity State, the SSNMC insists that this is merely the tip of the iceberg. Resettlement and comprehensive humanitarian support are urgently needed to begin the process of healing and rebuilding shattered lives.
As the stories of these returning citizens unfold, the world cannot turn a blind eye. It is a time for reflection, a time for unity, and a time to hold accountable those who perpetrate such monstrous acts. Let the collective voice of humanity rise above the deafening silence, for only then can we begin to heal the wounds of a shattered nation and restore hope to those who have known only darkness.