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UN report: South Sudan allowed soldiers to rape civilians in civil war
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UN report: South Sudan allowed soldiers to rape civilians in civil war

by firstsource newsMarch 11, 2016

Scale of atrocities committed by both sides laid bare in report, including allegations of torture, murder and deliberate mass displacement

The South Sudanese government has conducted a “scorched earth policy” against civilians caught up in the country’s civil war, allowing its soldiers and allied militias to women in lieu of wages, torture and murder suspected opponents and deliberately displace as many people as possible, according to a UN report.

The blunt and harrowing document, published on Friday by the Office of the UN High Commissioner for (OHCHR), comes six months after accounts emerged revealing the systematic abduction and abuse of thousands of women and girls during the conflict.

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