Cover-Up: New Evidence of Three Mass Graves in South Kordofan


Satellite Sentinel Project (SSP) has identified three new apparent mass grave sites in and around Kadugli in South Kordofan, Sudan based on an analysis of DigitalGlobe satellite imagery and multiple eyewitness accounts. The three alleged mass grave sites identified in this report are separate from and in addition to the three apparent mass graves south of the Tilo School in Kadugli shown in SSP’s 14 July 2011 report.

Near the Hagar Al Nar neighborhood of Kadugli, SSP has documented the apparent ongoing burial of white bundles in a remote wooded location over the past month that appear consistent with human remains covered in some form of tarps. In the Murta area, Government of Sudan-aligned forces appear to be concealing the presence of an alleged mass grave underneath a water tower near Kadugli, corroborating claims made in the 15 August UN human rights report on South Kordofan. These actions could constitute efforts by the Government of Sudan to actively conceal evidence of potential war crimes and crimes against humanity. SSP has also corroborated an eyewitness account of an alleged mass grave outside a private garden of mango and lime trees in the Hagar Al Nar neighborhood of Kadugli.

In this Report:

  1. Apparent Mass Grave Site West of Hagar Al Nar Neighborhood, Kadugli
  2. Attempted Concealment of Alleged Mass Grave in Murta Area, Kadugli
  3. Alleged Mass Grave Site Near Khalil Yagoup Garden, Kadugli