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Rihanna Uses Her Platform To Shed Light On Sudan Massacres

Rihanna Uses Her Platform To Shed Light On Sudan Massacres

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Rihanna is trying to bring awareness to the war on Muslim’s in Sudan.

Queen Rih is many things: an artist, a clothing designer, a beauty brand owner; but our favorite thing about her is how outspoken she is about causes she believes in. Today Rihanna took the time to talk about the massacres happening in the African country of Sudan on her IG story.

The singer shared three different posts, the first one read, “They’re shooting people’s houses, raping women, burning bodies, throwing them in the Nile like vermin, tormenting people, urinating on them, making them drink sewage water, terrorizing the streets, and stopping Muslims from going to eid prayer. There is an Internet blackout! Please share. Raise awareness.”

If you aren’t aware of what’s going on, both Muslims and peaceful protestors are being beaten, tortured and even killed by the Sudan’s military for fighting for and expressing their want for a democratic government. The violence is happening country-wide and while the government says last week’s death doll is 62, its civilian opposition says 118 people were murdered. According toa report by the NY Times, in addition to the death toll other protesters have been shot, had their tents were burned, and women were sexually assaulted. The government has also enacted a near-total blackout of their internet and phone services in order to has slow the spread of information. Of course our thoughts and prayers are with the people of Sudan but at some point, thoughts and prayers aren’t enough anymore. So the least we can do like Rih said is repost and raise awareness. Checkout her posts below and feel free to screenshot and share on your own accounts!