This article may contain language depicting the reality and horror of war/violence and should only be read by a mature audience.
by Graham Peebles
Writer, Dandelion Salad
March 7, 2013
The Pain of the Ogaden Somali People
Image by CharlesFred via Flickr
Hiding from the truth
“Every night, they took all of us girls to [interrogations]. They would separate us and beat us. The second time they took me, they raped me… All three of the men raped me, consecutively”. Along with 15 other female students, Human Rights Watch (HRW)[i] report in Collective Punishment, this innocent 17 year-old Ogaden Somali girl, was held captive for three months in a “dark hole in the ground” and raped 13 times. Continue reading →