Sudan Forces Accused Of Killing 114 Civilians

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Salva Kiir, South Sudan President

The UN human rights office on Friday accused South Sudanese pro-government forces of killing at least 114 civilians in and around Yei town between July 2016 and January 2017.

The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) in a report released in Geneva, also accused the forces of committing uncounted rapes, looting and torture.

OHCHR said: “Attacks were committed with an alarming degree of brutality and, like elsewhere in the country, appeared to have an ethnic dimension.

“These cases included attacks on funerals and indiscriminate shelling of civilians; cases of sexual violence perpetrated against women and girls, including those fleeing fighting; often committed in front of the victims’ families.”

Fighting flared when the Sudan People’s Liberation Army (SPLA), loyal to President Salva Kiir, pursued his rival and former deputy Riek…

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