UN ACCUSES SOUTH SUDAN OF ATROCITIES





UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein claimed both clashing groups of committing atrocities. According to the report published by UN Refugee Agency, as a result of the ongoing conflict for 3 weeks, more than 60.000 people have been displaced and immigrated to the neighboring countries. While saying most of the displaced people were woman and children, Al Hussein also pointed out to 217 sexual assault complaints mostly made by Nuer woman. He claimed that President Salva Kiir Mayardit’s troops were responsible for most of these crimes and added that those crimes also included extrajudicial killings which resulted with at least 73 civilians getting killed.South Sudan Information Minister Michael Makuei talked to Al Jazeera, saying: “The government has already given orders to the army and regular forces that whoever is implicated for any offence is arrested.”, while also calling UN’s accusations “misleading” and claiming that UN Peacekeeping Troops were responsible for most of the crimes. The violence was going on and off since December 2013 after President Kiir, who is from the dominant ethnic group Dinka, accused Vice President Ried Machar, who is from the second largest ethnic group Nuer, of staging a coup and ousting him. After the conflict between the two, ethnic disputes were triggered. By Öykü Deniz AYTEMİZ