Brian Sokol

Manono, Katanga Province, Democratic Republic of the Congo

Rape survivor Dominique (not her real name) with her husband at the Manono general hospital where she was referred by an NGO after being unable seek medical attention since the attack in August 2014. The fifty year old says: 'I was in the fields with the second wife of my husband when we were told that our husband was attacked with arrows. We threw away everything we had in our hands and did everything we could to go back to the village. When the second wife entered the village, I stayed behind. A pygmy [Twa] came and took me away. He took me to the bush. They were three and they slept with me. They took me to a place where they were keeping other women. I also became their wife. I was cooking for them, washing their clothes and one after the other they were coming to sleep with me. When one was finishing, another one was coming, during the day and the night. When the one who was doing it was getting tired, he was stopping and another one would come. Anyone who had the desire could come…I am scared to tell my husband what happened. He doesn't know anything. He knows that I have been kidnapped but he doesn't know the details. If I explain it to him, he will ask for divorce. I have had sexual relations with my husband since (I came back) and he is asking me if I hide something from him. When we do it I have pain and I am sick. He asks what they did with me there. I tell him that they kidnapped me and made me work, that's why I am in this state.'

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Brian Sokol
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Manono, Katanga Province
Country
Democratic Republic of the Congo
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