Though Headline Health is not publishing this disturbing video, we are providing a link below to the full, unedited original version [provided it has not be removed], to illustrate the zero value placed on human life by some people, nations, and forces.
ALL LIVES MATTER.
Fleeing, naked woman brutally executed by gunmen in government soldier uniforms
Country gets $324 million in aid from U.S. agencies (2108 total)
(CNN) Amnesty International has called for an immediate investigation into the apparent extrajudicial killing of a woman in Mozambique that was shared widely in a horrifying video on social media earlier this week.
In the nearly two-minute-long video, men wearing military uniforms are seen chasing down a naked woman, surrounding and verbally harassing her along a rural road. [Government officials claim the shooters were not member’s of the nation’s military; details below.]
One of the men repeatedly beats her with a stick before another man shoots her at close range.
She is then repeatedly shot by the men while lying on the road before one of the men shouts “Stop, stop, enough, it’s done.”
The video ends as the men turn and walk away, with one of them announcing, “They’ve killed the al-Shabaab,” the local name given to the growing insurgency in the far north of the country.
“The horrendous video is yet another gruesome example of the gross human rights violations taking place in Cabo Delgado by the Mozambican forces … “
Read more at CNN [CNN version has still images only; scroll down for original video]
Soldiers brutally execute unarmed woman who is walking away from them
She is beaten, then shot 36 times with automatic rifles while soldiers record video
September 17, 2020
Africa ExPress [UNEDITED TEXT] – First beaten and then killed by Kalashnikov of the Mozambican Armed Forces (FADM).
It is the tragic end of a woman, anonymous, crossed by men in uniform on the R698 road in Cabo Delgado, northern province of Mozambique.
Two Minutes of Horrifying Video
[EXTREMELY GRAPHIC | VIEWER DISCRETION | NSFW]
The video, sent to Africa ExPress from one of our Mozambican sources, bears witness to the terrible death of the poor woman live. Less than two minutes – brutal – that are horrifying. An example of gratuitous violence and unimaginable and unacceptable ferocity.
This is the photograph of what is happening in Cabo Delgado
Some men in uniforms and machine guns see the woman naked. She is alone.
They yell at her and one of them forces her to stop. She is afraid – who wouldn’t be? – she is confused. She stretches her step along the edge of a road.
She is probably fleeing the clash between jihadists and the Mozambican armed forces.
One of the soldiers with a red backpack and a stick runs towards her and reaches her with a thrashing.
The woman tries desperately to protect herself with her arms but more blows arrive on her face, on her head, on her belly, everywhere.
She moves off the pavement to get away from the “herd” but the soldier keeps beating her while other men approach her screaming at her.
There are four of them and a fifth film. One says: “She is one of al-Shebab”, referring to the jihadists raging in Cabo Delgado.
The cold execution of the woman
Then a close-range shot of Kalashnikov. The others, as if exalted by the first shooter, imitate him. The victim falls lifelessly onto the pavement. Unloading the Kalashnikov MK-47 and MPK machine guns on his poor lifeless body. For 36 times. One of the military shouts: “She’s a whore”. He is heard saying: “Enough”, but the shots continue.
Another one says: “Done. We have killed one of the al-Shebab”. And on the way back the film shows at least a dozen soldiers. One of them, in the foreground, makes the “V” of “victory” with his fingers. As if one could call such an act cowardly.
The video is circulating on Mozambicans, arousing horror, disgust, anger, upset, between public opinion and civil society. The Mozambican Ministry of Defense called the images in the video “horrible” and denied that they could be military of the Armed Forces.
Investigations confirm: they are Mozambique military
According to the investigation [by the Crisis Evidence Lab of Amnesty International], the soldiers were wearing FADM uniforms. [The Mozambique Defence Armed Forces (Portuguese: Forças Armadas de Defesa de Moçambique) or FADM are the national armed forces of Mozambique.]
The video appeared for the first time on social media on September 14. But according to Amnesty International sources, “it was shared by smartphones on September 7, the day it was probably shot. SOURCE INCLUDING FULL VIDEO | EXTREMELY GRAPHIC – VIEWER DISCRETION ADVISED [NOT SAFE FOR WORK]
Mozambique blames extremist rebels in stolen uniforms for videos of atrocities
Miquidade was speaking Tuesday after a video was distributed on social media showing people in the uniforms of the Mozambican Armed Defence Force beat and then shoot dead a naked woman. The video sparked outrage and the government said it would investigate.
The video comes after Amnesty International alleged the Mozambican army had carried out gross atrocities, citing other videos showing men in army uniforms torturing and murdering people and then dumping their bodies in mass graves.
Miquidade, speaking on national televisionç suggested the country’s extremist rebels had worn uniforms identical to those of the army to make the videos … Read more.
Insurgency in Cabo Delgado, Mozambique
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Insurgency in Cabo Delgado (also known as the Cabo Delgado Civil War) is an ongoing conflict in Cabo Delgado Province, Mozambique, mainly fought between Islamist militants attempting to establish an Islamic state in the region, and Mozambican security forces.
Civilians have been the main targets of attacks by Islamist militants. The main insurgent faction is Ansar al-Sunna, a native extremist faction with tenuous international connections.
From mid-2018, the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) has allegedly become active in northern Mozambique as well, and claimed its first attack against Mozambican security forces in June 2019. In addition, bandits have exploited the rebellion to carry out raids.
The insurgency is thought to be intensifying, as in the first half of 2020 there were nearly as many attacks carried out as in the whole of 2019.
Ansar al-Sunna (English: Supporters of the tradition) is similar to the name of an Iraqi Sunni insurgent group that fought against US troops between 2003 and 2007. Locals call them “al-Shabaab” but they are a separate organization from Somali al-Shabaab.
The militants are known to speak Portuguese, the official language of Mozambique, Kimwane, the local language, and Swahili, the lingua franca language spoken in the Great Lakes region.
Reports also state that members are mostly Mozambicans from Mocimboa da Praia, Palma and Macomia districts, but also include foreign nationals from Tanzania and Somalia. Source.
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