Over a period of 36 hours in October 2014, at least 221 women and girls were raped in the town of Tabit near Darfur by Sudanese armed forces, according to a Human Rights Watch report. Sudan has denied the report and had refused access to peacekeepers. When it relented and gave them access briefly on Nov. 9, they prevented investigators from carrying out their mission. Victims say they were threatened by government officials with prison or death if they spoke of what happened. The attack could be considered a crime against humanity.