UN warns of huge rights abuse in S/Sudan

Daily Trust - - INTERNATIONAL -

The UN high com­mis­sioner for hu­man rights has warned of “huge” vi­o­la­tions against civil­ians in South Sudan, as she led a team vis­it­ing the coun­try’s cap­i­tal, Juba.

Navi Pil­lay was ac­com­pa­nied on Tues­day by Adama Dieng, the UN’s spe­cial ad­viser for the preven­tion of geno­cide, and met Barn­aba Mar­ial Ben­jamin, South Sudan’s for­eign min­is­ter, to dis­cuss the cri­sis, the AP news agency re­ported.

“As we say in Africa, when two ele­phants fight it’s the grass that suf­fers.

Well, here I see civil­ians, or­di­nary people who are suf­fer­ing and they are suf­fer­ing huge hu­man rights vi­o­la­tions,” Pil­lay said.

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