July 23, 2016(Nyamilepedia) —– At least two rape victims have died today at the UN base in South Sudan capital, Juba.
Speaking to our editorial team in Juba, a senior official of the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS), who had no permission to speak on behave of the mission, confirmed that one woman and a teenage girl have died today in UNMISS POC site.
The official confirmed that the deceased were raped by SPLA soldiers, loyal to president Salva Kiir, at a check-point in Gudele earlier this week.
Following five days of fighting in Juba, government soldiers have reportedly raped more than 30 women within the capital within the last one week.
The victims, who recounted their dreadful experiences after escaping to UNMISS compounds, regrets that the soldiers raped them at gunpoint in a broad day light after leaving UNMISS in search of food and other basic needs.
While some remain in critical conditions, the victims report trauma from wounds and psychological defects.
Within the last two years, many women have been raped, in what the United Nations and rights groups have reported this year as a government policy to reward the militants.