UN accuses South Sudan’s rival forces of committing ‘serious crimes’ in Unity State

New York, January 21, 2016 (SSNA) — A report released by the United Nations (UN) has accused South Sudan’s rival forces of committing serious crimes in the oil-rich Unity State. The report also accuses Salva Kiir’s government of carrying out most crimes.

The UN report, which pointed out that the government of South Sudan committed far more serious crimes than its opponent, the SPLM/A-IO, also reveals state-sponsored actions perpetuated by Juba.

The document says gang-rapes, judicial killings, enforced disappearances, massive child, forced abortion, indiscriminate attacks against civilians, sexual slavery, and soldier recruitment were committed by the warring factions. However, the UN report fails to elaborate further on exact crimes each side has committed.

The report further asserts that government soldiers “held pregnant women and minors as sex slaves while attacking civilians” in Unity State’s villages.

South Sudan’s government says UN report is not true, saying its troops have not committed any crime.

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