The gang-rape of an eight years old girl by 14 people have sent shockwaves and anger through Sudan.
The victim, Zainab Yasser, was living with her father when the incident happened. Her parents were divorced.
During the time at her father’s, Zainab was allegedly gang-raped by the neighbours’ son and 13 others.
The girl’s father, Yasser, said his daughter had asked to live with him instead of her mother. He noticed that his daughter had lost her appetite, became severely agitated and anxious and seemed frequently distracted.
He added that Zainab used to go to the neighbours’ house to play, but her friend’s brother would take her into a separate room and brutally rape her.
Zainab explained that the rapist’s mother knew about the incident and ordered her to remain silent, noting that she had threatened to kill her if she told her family about the incident.
Zainab’s family took legal action against 17 people, including some of the rapists’ relatives, after the forensic doctor’s report confirmed that Zainab had been repeatedly raped.