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Sudan government forces kidnap, torture boy after burning his village in South Kordofan

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October 17, 2012 (KHARTOUM) – New video footage released by the Nuba Reports website on Wednesday told the story of how Sudanese government forces kidnapped and tortured a school boy on suspicion of being a rebel after burning his village in South Kordofan State.

The video report shows uniformed government soldiers attacking and burning Gardud al Badry village in northeastern South Kordofan while interrogating a young student named Naim who was falsely accused of being a fighter for the rebel Sudan People’s Liberation Movement/Army North (SPLM/A-N).

Naim, 18, was kidnapped along with four men and taken Al Abassiya prison where he was beaten and tortured for ten days despite producing an ID card proving his status as a student.

According to the Nuba Reports website, which uses citizen journalists to report on the conflict, the first attack on Gardud al Badry village and kidnapping of Naim occurred on May 18, 2012, and was carried out by Central Reserves Forces known as Abu Tira. Another attack on the village happened in late July, the website said.

The website said that its journalists saw eight destroyed villages during their trek to meet with residents of Gardud al Badry.

In the video, Naim tells the story of how he was awoken by the heat of his house burning, seized by the soldiers and forced to confess to the charge of being a rebel after a barrage of death threats and questions.

The video footage, shot with a mobile phone camera, shows Naim being interrogated in the back of a vehicle by a group of soldiers while flames rose from the homesteads behind him. One solider is heard saying "get information from him, then kill him,"

Naim was eventually released after his father went through a bureaucratic ordeal and had to pay 150 US dollars to government soldiers to secure his son’s release.

Since fighting between the government and SPLM/A-N rebels broke out in South Kordofan in June last year, and spread to Blue Nile two months later, there have been several and credible reports of atrocities committed by government forces and allied paramilitary groups against the ethnic and civilian population deemed supportive of the rebellion, particularly against the Nuba of South Kordofan.

A UN report released in July last year documented and accused government forces of committing a wide-range of “especially egregious” acts against the civilian population in South Kordofan, saying that the acts may amount to “war crimes and crimes against humanity.”

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View online : Nuba Reports

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  • 18 October 2012 08:30, by Aaban

    The murderers are fulfilling their evil demand. Anybody who have sold his soul to evil can do that, self-determination must be given a try, what kind of citizen that would want to live where they government turn gang and start kidnapping his own people and specially people like young boys.

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    • 18 October 2012 11:26, by Logic

      Ofcourse the regime apologists are going to flock to this topic and deny the story and regurgitate the tired old NCP spoon fed rhetoric. And even more sad, the picture depicts those who look like Nubians themselves, brainwashed retards.

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    • 18 October 2012 11:30, by Logic

      This is precisely why the NCP cannot be part of the solution. They’re the problem, now these SAF pussycats are hailed as heroes & mighty by bigoted individuals but SAF can’t even raise an eyebrow in Hala’ib triangle! Ironic pussycats.

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  • 18 October 2012 08:36, by Sudanese123

    It is amazing how technology is helping in revealing the true face of the Sudanese regime and its militia to the world. I wonder how it would’ve been like in Darfour if mobile phones with cameras were available 10 years ago!

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    • 18 October 2012 08:39, by Aaban

      We have them. but the gang Ja’alian do not have a shame in their blood, their motto is killed to be in power. or killed to fulfill the demand of evil.
      do you think those who sold their soul to evil care? they don’t. murderer don’t care.

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  • 18 October 2012 10:00, by Sudanese123

    Aaban, what is happening in Sudan has absolutely nothing to do with a specific tribe or ethnicity! It is a culture problem! Many of those who defended the rights of marginalised communities in Sudan are affiliated to the Ja’aliyen tribe!! Can you identify anyone who has served cause and protected the rights of people in South Sudan more than Yasir Arman? He is a Ja’ali!

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  • 18 October 2012 11:18, by 4Justice

    The Rites of Lucifer

    On the altar of the Devil up is down, pleasure is pain, darkness is light, slavery is freedom, and madness is sanity. The Satanic ritual cham-ber is die ideal setting for the entertainment of unspoken thoughts or a veritable palace of perversity.


    “Men and women become accomplices to the evils they fail to oppose. And certainly, when you’re silent in the face of evil, why, you’re going right along with evil.” —– Dr. Stanley Monteith

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    • 18 October 2012 14:56, by Ruach

      Wow!!Where is stupid gay called Jallabi?He can’t comment here today as it is in his interests.Look at your thugs SAF torturing young school boy for nothing

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  • 18 October 2012 16:53, by Northern Sudanese

    This video is totally fake and wrong interpreted! The village wasn’t burnt by forces it was a battlefield against rebels! It is made by enough project, they want to down ncp by all means including propaganda and hollywood!!

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    • 18 October 2012 22:56, by Joseph Canada

      Northern Sudanese, I am so disgusted by your comment on which you think that Video is fake. I wish i know you by name and even by face. I don’t even know what can happen.

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    • 18 October 2012 22:58, by Joseph Canada

      Northern Sudanese, I am so disgusted by your comment on which you think that Video is fake. I wish i know you by name and even by face. I don’t even know what can happen.

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    • 19 October 2012 00:00, by Observer

      N Sudanese,
      At least you are consistent and you have to be admired for your complete blind faith.
      If anything such as a video showing our country in a bad light then you claim it is a fake- if anything that shows the likes of the US or S Sudan in a bad way you applaud it and say it is real.
      Am interested how you think you know all the facts- were you there?

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