South Sudan Women lawmakers condemn Aweil child rape-to-death incident

South Sudan women members of parliament | Photo: Sudan Posts

JUBA – South Sudan women lawmakers in the transitional national legislative assembly have condemned an incident in Northern Bahr el Ghazal State capital Aweil in which three Sudanese traders raped a 6-year-old child to death sparking anger among residents of Aweil.

“On 3rd of May, we were saddened and dismayed by the grave Human rights Abuse committed against a young girl of 6 years in Aweil by a Sudanese trader identified as Sabir Abdalla Abu Sam,” Secretary-General of the women parliamentary Caucus Hon. Wait John Dak of Unity State said.

“This inhuman act constitutes, Rape, murder, and defilement which is punishable in accordance with the Human Right Charter and fully reechoes in the constitution of the Republic of South Sudan,” she added.

While condemning the incident, the lawmaker called on the revitalized transitional government of national unity to put up measures to bring the culprit to justice so that it serves as a strong message to rapists.

William Anyuon Kuol, Northern Bahr el Ghazal State Minister of Information said the police have apprehended three suspects.

“The three accused have been arrested and investigations are underway. We urged youth to remain calm and allow the due process of the law to take its course,” Kuol said in a statement.

The Women Caucus has called on all country’s institutions and structures at all levels of government to live by protecting the dignity and safety of women and girls.
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