In Close Proximity: Alleged Abduction, Detention and Extrajudicial Killings by Abu Tira

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SSP has documented proof that the Government of Sudan’s Central Reserve Police, or CRP, have engaged in war crimes against civilians and internally displaced people who sought refuge in the shadow of the U.N. compound in Kadugli, South Kordofan, Sudan.

Satellite imagery, provided by DigitalGlobe and analyzed by the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative, shows clear evidence of the buildup of fortifications and significant reinforcement of apparent CRP personnel and vehicles between June 2 and August 19, just 100 meters from the U.N. compound in Kadugli, South Kordofan.

The CRP, also known as “Abu Tira,” reinforced and fortified a police training center alongside the UN Mission in Sudan (UNMIS) compound during the time period that CRP forces were reportedly abducting, detaining, torturing and killing internally displaced persons (IDPs) seeking refuge there.

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Read the report, “In Close Proximity: Alleged Abduction, Detention, and Extrajudicial Killings by Abu Tira.”

Read the press release, "Satellite Sentinel Project Documents Evidence of Abductions and Killings by Sudan’s Central Reserve Police Near UN Compound."