South Sudan

South Sudan Government admits widespread human rights violations

South Sudan’s President Salva Kiir attends a one-day summit on oil on September 3, 2013 in Khartoum. Sudan and South Sudan averted a shutdown of economically vital oil flows and again pledged to implement economic and security pacts that have twice failed to take effect.

South Sudan’s Minster of Justice, Paulino Wanawilla Onago, has admitted that widespread human rights violations have been committed during the ongoing civil war.

Speaking to reporters at Juba airport upon his arrival from a meeting organized by the UN Human Rights Commission in Geneva last week, Wanawilla said government troops and opposition fighters have committed atrocities in the country.

He further said rape victims prefer to report to international organizations instead of the government, saying that no one can deny that there are human rights violations in the country.

The government official pointed out that the government is able to prosecute the perpetrators but the victims fear to report their cases to the government.

Radio Tamazuj

 

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