Mass Rape and Killings in South Sudan May Constitute War Crimes, Says UN


A recently released UN report accuses South Sudanese government officials and allied militias of committing war crimes during an offensive in Unity state earlier this year. The report describes attacks on 40 villages by government and allied forces, during which 120 women and girls were raped and 232 civilians killed. The release of the report increases pressure on the international community to impose fresh sanctions on leading figures in South Sudan’s government.

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