Women held as sex slaves in South Sudan ‘rape camps’

Agence France-Presse (AFP)
Bentiu, South Sudan

A young woman carries firewood after returning to the United Nations base outside Bentiu (AFP Photo/Tristan McConnell)
A young woman carries firewood after returning to the United Nations base outside Bentiu (AFP Photo/Tristan McConnell)

One woman was abducted by soldiers and taken to a military camp, tied up and raped repeatedly for two months.

Another was kidnapped with her 15-year-old sister and raped every night for five nights. A third was taken to a forest with her 12-year old daughter where both were raped.

The abduction of women and girls for use as sex slaves -– some of them held indefinitely, tied up with hundreds of others in secret rape camps — is a disturbing new aspect of South Sudan’s 21-month conflict, already characterised by well-documented war crimes and human rights abuses. Continue reading Women held as sex slaves in South Sudan ‘rape camps’