MILITIA in Sudan carried out mass rapes in Khartoum, it has been reported.

After the paramilitaries moved to the camp outside the army's headquarters, 70 cases were reported as well as 100 dead and 700 injured.

  Sudanese pro-democracy protesters use burning tires to build a barricade on a street

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Sudanese pro-democracy protesters use burning tires to build a barricade on a streetCredit: Reuters

The UN has raised fears the country is in danger of being pushed into "human rights abyss" in the aftermath of the armed forces.

Sudan has been in Turmoil after the successful retirement of Omar al-Bashir, Sudan's strongman president of 30 years, in April.

According to The Guardian, a doctor with access to figures has been compiled by a pro-reform committee of medics said more than 70 cases of rape in the attack and its aftermath.

The rapes were allegedly carried out by members of the Rapid Support Forces paramilitaries, notoriously brutal militia with roots in the conflict in the western Darfur region of Sudan, which started in 2003.

At the Royal Care hospital, a doctor said it was three male victims of rape.

At a second hospital in the south of the city, a medical source said it had received two cases, including one who was attacked by four RSF members.

Over 100 people were killed when the security forces were protesting in June 3 and around 700 wounded.

The Human Rights Council, which is being called for an independent investigation into violations against peaceful protesters in Sudan.

A statement from the experts said they were alarmed at reports of numerous deaths.

BRUTAL MILITIA

The experts called for "independent investigation" to be set up by the council which opens a new session on June 24.

Around 19 children are among the dead, the UNICEF's executive director Henrietta Fore has said.

A further 49 youngsters have been injured with many more silent in danger.

"We've received information that children are being detained, recruited to join the fight and sexually abused," she said.

"Schools, hospitals and health centers have been targeted, looted and destroyed. Health workers have simply been attacked for doing their job. "

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The Forces for the Declaration of Freedom and Change, which represents the protesters' demand for civilian rule, has called for a three-day general strike.

Businesses reopened and traffic returned to their normal bustle in Khartoum.

Escalation, after a week of violence.

Al-Bashir, who has been the country for 30 years, was wanted by the international was crimes tribunal for atrocities in Darfur.

He seized power in a bloodless coup back in 1989, and somehow manages his way through countless national crises.

Sudan was launched in 2003 when government forces were accused of oppressing the non-Arab population in Darfur.

The civil war has been followed by worldwide attention and left hundreds of people displaced.

  Soldiers moving through a barricade set up by protesters outside the military HQ in Khartoum

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Soldiers moving through a barricade set up by protesters outside the military HQ in Khartoum
  Security forces are deployed to disperse a sit-in at the headquarters

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Security forces are deployed to disperse a sit-in at the headquartersCredit: AFP or licensors
  Sudanese soldiers stood guard in Khartoum as a civil disobedience campaign began

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Sudanese soldiers stood guard in Khartoum as a civil disobedience campaign beganCredit: AFP or licensors
Sudanese armed forces attack pro-democracy protestors in Khartoum


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