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South Sudan report: Widespread human rights violations and abuses

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UN report

GENEVA (11 March 2016) – A new report on South Sudan describes “in searing detail” a multitude of horrendous human rights violations, including a Government-operated “scorched earth policy,” and deliberate targeting of civilians for killing, rape and pillage. Read more...

FEATURE STORY

South Sudan report released

A view of the protection of civilian site in Malakal Town, South Sudan. © UN Photo/Issac GideonThe fate of civilians in South Sudan has worsened considerably in the last nine months, as Government forces and affiliated militia deliberately target civilians for killing, rape and starvation, a newly released UN Human Rights Office report states. Read more...

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South Sudan: UN report contains "searing" account of killings, rape and destruction

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South Sudan Report
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Rupert Colville
+41 79 506 1088
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