UN Expresses Concern Over Gross Human Rights Violation in South Sudan

December 31, 2013 6:35 pm0 comments by:

UN PEACE KEEPERS

Juba-The United Nations is expressing deep concern over mounting evidence of serious human rights violations in the South Sudan conflict.

The concerns stem from mounting evidence of gross violations of international human rights law that have occurred in South Sudan during the past 15 days.

The mission notes that extra-judicial killings of civilians and captured soldiers have occurred in various parts of the country, as evidenced by the discovery of large numbers of bodies in Juba, as well as the Upper Nile and Jonglei state capitals of Malakal and Bor, respectively.

Massive displacement and arbitrary detentions of civilians have been observed.

“I condemn in the strongest possible terms the atrocities committed against innocent civilians of different communities by elements from both sides during the crisis. There is no excuse for these terrible acts of violence. All perpetrators must be held accountable,” said Hilde F. Johnson, Special Representative of the Secretary General to South Sudan.

The warring parties in the Sudan conflict have agreed to hold talks. The talks are due to take place in Adisa ababa, Ethiopia.

180,000 people have fled their home of which 75,000 people are sheltering in UN peacekeeping bases around the country.

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