December 2002 – January 2003
Many thousands of civilians forcibly displaced from their villages by attacks in the areas Lara-Tam-Nhialdiu-Leel. Conditions are equally bad along the new Bentiu-Adok main road where most villages are now empty or destroyed altogether. The CPMT concluded that the depopulation was accompanied by multiple rapes of captured women, torture, disfigurations and murders.
Reference: Unpaid Debt, p 49; CPMT, “Final Report: Military Events in Western Upper Nile, 31 December 2002 to 30 January 2003”, February 6, 2003. 208 CPMT, “CPMT Report to IGAD Military Events in Leer, 26 to 30 January 2003”, p. 3