Women’s Vigil in Darfur Commemorates Massacres

6/25/2020

Women carried out a vigil in front of El Geneina court in West Darfur yesterday, in solidarity with the victims of the 2004 massacres in Mukjar and Bindisi.

The massacres have allegedly been carried out by Ali Abdelrahman (also known as Ali Kushayb), who is currently held by the International Criminal Court in The Hague. He has been accused of war crimes and crimes against humanity in Darfur.

The head of the Network for the Protection of Displaced Women, Maryam Hussein, said that Abdelrahman's trial marks the beginning of the trials of those who masterminded the genocide and ethnic cleansing in Darfur, including rape, humiliation, and displacement of women.

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