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UN to release report on rights violations in S. Sudan: official

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January 16, 2014 (JUBA) – The United Nations will, in the next few weeks, unveil its report on human rights violations during South Sudan’s violent conflict, an official said.

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Ivan Simonovic, the Assistant Secretary-General for Human Rights (Radio Okapi)

“I can announce that in a couple of weeks there will be comprehensive report on human rights violations that occurred after 15th of December,” Ivan Simonovic, the Assistant-Secretary-General for Human Rights told UN-sponsored Radio Miraya.

He, however, said those found to have committed human rights violations during the raging conflict between rebels and pro-government troops would be held accountable.

Simonovic is currently in South Sudan on a four-day visit to assess the human rights situation as well as ascertain the impact of the conflict on the country.

He also visited Bentiu, the Unity state capital, where he reportedly witnessed people suffering and those whose right were abused.

“When there is change of control over Bentiu, each time the group that was taking control was involved in human rights violations, including killings of civilians,” the official stressed.

”When we were driving in the streets … we could see about 15 to 20 decomposing bodies just by the street, some of them being obviously civilians … tied before being killed”, he added.

The official, who also met senior government officials, diplomats and civil society activists during this visit, urged all the parties in the current conflict to cease hostilities and embrace dialogue.

UN IMPROVES SECURITY

In related development, the UN mission said it had embarked on a number of steps to improve security at its ‘protection of civilian sites’ in UN bases across the country.

“The objective is to ensure the safety for the around 65,000 displaced persons and the surrounding communities, and maintain the civilian nature of the sites,” the mission said in a statement.

An array of security measures, it added, had been put in place, with its main bases in Bor, Bentiu and Malakal reportedly searched for weapons by UN Police supported its military forces.

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  • 17 January 2014 08:41, by Joseph Canada

    The UN must first sanction Uganda for it’s involvement on other nations Business. South Sudan is Not DRC where the Resources are being abused by other Nationals. Secondly they must tell the truth and punish the right person who started everything. The tribalist instigator and the thief.

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  • 17 January 2014 08:44, by omoni jr.

    Mr. Ivan Simonovic,
    The really culprits in this genocidal regime are.
    1-Salva kiir Liar Maaras Dinak..
    2-james Wani Nigga or whatever they call him.
    2-micheal Makuei Lueth.
    3-Kuol manyang Jackass or juuk.
    4-james Ngoth or Hoth Mice or mai.

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    • 17 January 2014 09:32, by Peter Nhiany

      Dear Omoni, when I first read your responses to some articles/reports here on Sudantribune, you sounded like a peace loving person. However, your tone have shifted from preaching peace to spreading hate. Omoni, S.Sudan would not be call ROSS without the rest of the tribes. We educated S.Sudanese are making this current crisis so ugly. We need to call for peace before pointing fingers.

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    • 17 January 2014 09:36, by Peter Nhiany

      Omoni, if you & I are really caring patriotic citizens, we would not be taking sides instead of pressuring our leaders to stop this madness and bring calm to the nation. There is a better message you and I can send to our leaders instead of making too much noise which is not going to help our people on both sides of Dinka and Nuer. Please I’m asking to use your education to send better message.

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      • 17 January 2014 09:46, by omoni jr.

        Peter,
        Thank you brother for your kindly advise, I do relly appreciate it. Peter, am not a hater nor warmonger, this is my country ,I love it to death,but some morons made me to comments like "HICKS"person. So, i will try to do my best and change it for btterment of our country.
        Thanks once you again,
        Be blessed.

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        • 17 January 2014 10:47, by Peter Nhiany

          Omoni, thank you for your swift response. Omoni, that is the language I expect you, myself and the rest of our colleagues who are educated to display. That attitude is what we need to give our suffering people a hope that there are those who hate war. We can only be appreciated for saying and doing the right things. Love for our nations is what describes us better. Peace and uinty. Justice prevail

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      • 18 January 2014 03:09, by Wicdail

        Peter Nhaniy,
        There is no better message than what Omoni have said if we want the truths to be told. They were those mentioned leaders who spreads hats messages that let to the mass killing. At the same time, they are in the government position to protect all citizens regardless of their backgrounds or circumstances. they must to be held responsible.

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        • 18 January 2014 04:37, by Peter Nhiany

          Mr.Wicdail, I’m quite aware of what our leaders have caused to our nation. However, I do not think we the educated South Sudan’s population should not be part of their mess. I think we should be part of the solution instead. Calling names and spreading more hate will not help bring a viable solution to the conflict. Wicdail, you know people are dying on both side and I hate what is happeing.

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    • 17 January 2014 13:23, by Jewish Ally

      let be optimistic here, you can not preach peace and war together at the same time. we are all South Sudanese, i can be blindfolded for my right to follow somebody blindly, Riak has let us astray per-maturely- who can we blame now for this killing of civilian? was 2015 so far for him to wait? whom is he coming to rule after killing everybody?

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  • 17 January 2014 09:03, by Marco Bul

    Stop the damn war first if you can.If the war continue,how can you disaster benefactors access the abuses?? Fuck vampires!!

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    • 17 January 2014 09:41, by Peter Nhiany

      Dear Marco Bul, I agree with you. What we need at this critical moment is to bring hostilities to halt to save more lives from being lost on both sides. Our two leaders have put our civil population at big risk. UN can work on the side to collect evidences of human right violations and charge those found to have hands in this crisis later. We need to safe lives as the priority. Thank you.

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      • 17 January 2014 11:05, by moto

        DEAR PETER,
        THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR YOUR ADVICES,WE ALL NEED PEACE IN OUR COUNTRY TO SAVE LIFE OF INNOCENTS SOUTH SUDANESE WHO ARE SUFFERED IN HANDS OF GREEDY LEADERS.THIS MESSAGE IS GOOD TO THOSE WHO TRY TO SOW A SEED OF DIVISION AMONG OURSELVES.WE ARE ONE PEOPLE,ONE NATION AND ONE BLOOD.SS IS BELONG TO ALL NATIVES.

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        • 17 January 2014 20:38, by Joseph Canada

          You two guys both are right but then Kiir and the Dinka think otherwise.
          AND YOU GUYS ARE COVERING ALSO THE FACT THAT THE PRESIDENT WAS WRONG. MUSEVENI USED HIM AND NOW UGANDANS HAVE SAID THEIR CHILDREN HAVE BEEN KILLED IN SOUTH SUAND. THEY SAID THEY WERE PART OF THE AMBUSHED CONVOY AND THEY ENCOUNTER AGREAT LOST. FROM HERE ON WE WILL LEARN TO AVOID TRIBALISM OVER PATRIOTISM FOR ONE NATION.

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