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Rights violations still rampant in South Sudan-UN report

South Sudan

Human rights conditions in South Sudan have gone from bad to worst state in the last few months, a top U.N. official warned.

In a report presented to the United Nations Human Rights Council,Yasmin Sooka, chairperson of the Commission on Human Rights in South Sudan revealed that unlawful arrests and detentions, torture, rape and killings have become the norm in South Sudan, the world’s youngest country.

She further said that to prevent further escalation and abuses in a country where “impunity is the norm,” the international community must be bold enough to push for establishment of a court and bring prosecutors to justice.

The U.N. official is calling for an impartial and independent investigation to be launched by the United Nations to look into reports of crimes committed in South Sudan.

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