Wednesday, 17 February 2016

Three army generals' sons molest 18-year-old girl in Chad

           Zouhoura Mahamat Brahim Ali was raped by some sons of army generals. Photo: PM News
Reports emanating from Republic of Chad have it that three young men whose fathers are army generals have molested an 18-year-old girl. The three young men, who perpetrated the said act with the son of a minister of foreign affairs, reportedly videoed the girl while the action lasted.

According to PM News, the four young men are yet to be arrested by security authority, a situation which has the authority has sparked widespread protest in the country resulting in the death of a 15-year old protester.

Mahamat Hassan, a Chadian-American who resides in Brooklyn, USA, informed that the authorities have refused to act on the matter and in a message to PM News, explained that the incident occurred on February 8, 2016. He wrote: “An 18-year old girl was kidnapped at gun point in front of her school (HEC Tchad College). No one could any anything about it because the five kidnapers are sons of military generals and the minister of foreign affairs in Chad. “This girl was kidnapped to a remote location out of the capital city (Ndjamena) and they raped her while she was crying and begging them not to do so.
            Some of the people seeking justice for the molested lady. Photo: PM News
“Moreover, they videotaped her and published it on social media. The girls’ name is Zouhoura Mahamat Brahim Ali. This incident sparked the social media in outrage and anger. However, the Chadian authority including the President Idriss Deby Itno had to express his sympathy on Facebook. “People from all around the world are expressing their support and demand for justice for Zouhoura which is not enough. There are some hashtags initiated such #jesuiszouhoura and #justicepourzouhoura, they have been on Facebook and have been active for the last couple days.” While lamenting the refusal of the security authorities to accost the offenders, Hassan stated that it may never happen because their parents are influential in the society.

 “The key issue here is that the victim won’t get any justice because those rapists have not even been arrested or will go through prosecution because of their parent’s status in the country. “The victim was forced to be interviewed on the Chadian national TV to calm the situation and to ask the people not to protest.

“After her interview with the Chadian TV, she released a video stating that she needs the support and urged the population to go out and protest so that the those criminals would get arrested and prosecuted. “Thousands of people peacefully protested on Monday and as a result the police killed an innocent 15-year boy named Hassan Abachou. All we are seeking is an international pressure on the Chadian government to prosecute those criminals,” Hassan explained further. He listed the perpetrators’ names as: 1) Mahamat Baradine (his father a general) 2) Salahdine Moussa Faki (the son of the minister of foreign affairs) 3) Abdraman Djounnga (his father is a general) 4) Mahamat Bichara ( his father is a general) 5) Hassan (Unidentified) “I personally don’t know the victim or am I related to her, and the reason I am writing to you is that I cannot resist seeing an awful crime committed against an 18 year old and do nothing about it,” he added.

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