Two men alleged to have raped a Chadian girl have escaped from the N’Djamena prison where they were held.
The two suspects, sons of senior officials in the Chadian regime reportedly fled on a motorcycle after climbing the wall of the prison.
Case of young Woman in Chad allegedly raped by 6 men—2 of the rapists have escaped prison— both sons of army officers— Samira Sawlani (@samirasawlani) June 15, 2016
It is a blow to the victim who waived her anonymity to speak out publicly to fight impunity for sex crime in Chad.
The trial triggered protests that caused the shooting to death of a student.
Sources say the government will caution prison officials.
On February 8, the 16-year-old girl was sexually assaulted in a manner that shocked many.
Her attackers posted the video of the rape on social media, angering many across the world.
The event triggered weeks of demonstrations by thousands of young people on the streets of N’Djamena.
One person killed as police in Chad shut down demonstration calling for justice for a school girl who was allegedly gang raped.— Hil (@HilChats) February 16, 2016