Human Rights Organization Liberates 4,041 Sudanese Slaves

The human rights organization Christian Solidarity International, in cooperation with local community leaders and Arab retrievers, redeemed 4,041 black slaves during a visit to Sudan Sept. 23-30. The slaves, mostly women and children, were freed from their Baggara-Arab masters and returned to their home areas in southern Sudan.

Preliminary analysis of more 500 interviews reveal that approximately 75 percent of female slaves older than 12 had been gang-raped, and at least 90 percent were physically abused. Eighty percent reported that they had witnessed the execution of at least one slave by their mujahadeen captors or domestic masters. More than 80 percent of those interviewed said they were forced to convert to Islam.

Christian Solidarity International via MissiSonNet Summary News