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UN Recovers 87 Dead Bodies in a Mass Grave in Sudan

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No fewer than 87 bodies of people allegedly killed by the Rapid Support Forces (RSF) in Sudan have been found in a mass grave.

The world’s governing body, the United Nations revealed this adding that Masalit people were among those buried in a shallow grave just outside El-Geneina, in Darfur.

Thousands have died and millions have been forced from their homes as a result of fighting between Sudan’s regular army, led by Abdel Fattah al-Burhan, and the RSF, led by al-Burhan’s former deputy, Mohamed Hamdan Daglo, known as “Hemedti”.

The UN said at least 37 bodies were buried in the West Darfur region on 20 June, and another 50 at the same site the next day, and among those buried were women and children.

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Volker Türk said he was appalled by the callous and disrespectful way the dead, along with their families and communities, were treated.

He called for an investigation into their deaths and said the RSF was obliged to treat the dead with dignity.

Written by: Helen Obih

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