Hu­man rights ig­nored

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NEW YORK: The UN hu­man rights of­fice and the UN Mis­sion in South Su­dan have re­leased a re­port on hu­man rights vi­o­la­tions in South Su­dan, urg­ing the need for ac­count­abil­ity and jus­tice.

Hun­dreds of peo­ple were killed in South Su­dan dur­ing an out­break of vi­o­lence last July, and more than 200 peo­ple were raped dur­ing the fight­ing that broke out be­tween July 8 and 12 be­tween the Su­dan Peo­ple’s Lib­er­a­tion Army (SPLA) and the Su­dan Peo­ple’s Lib­er­a­tion Move­ment/Army in Op­po­si­tion (SPLM/A-IO), ac­cord­ing to the re­port. “The bel­liger­ents bla­tantly ig­nored in­ter­na­tional hu­man rights law and hu­man­i­tar­ian law.

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