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President Idriss Deby Itno called the rape ‘barbaric.’ (FRANCOIS GUILLOT/AFP/Getty Images)


1 person reportedly dead in Chad after hundreds protest gang rape of young girl

By WITW Staff on February 16, 2016

Police in Chad are being accused of killing a demonstrator yesterday in the capital N’Djamena, where hundreds took to the streets in protest of the alleged gang rape of a girl at the hands of five young men, reported to be from the families of senior police officers. Outrage erupted after videos of the young girl, known as Zouhoura, were posted on social media. Police are said to have used tear gas and live bullets to disperse the angry crowd of protesters, who were singing the national anthem and holding signs that read, “We are all Zouhoura, our dignity is being denied,” according to The Guardian.

Police spokesman Colonel Paul Manga denied the killing and reported that two of the rapists had been arrested. In a statement, president Idriss Deby Itno called the rape a “barbaric, vile and unmentionable act.”

Read the full story at The Guardian.