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Peacekeepers foil attempt to abduct IDPs in Bentiu camp

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A woman passes by a peacekeeper inside the Bentiu Protection of Civilians site on 15 February 2016 (UNMISS Photo)
February 24, 2017 (JUBA) - Uniformed soldiers attempted to seize a number of internally displaced people near a United Nations Protection of Civilians site in Bentiu Thursday evening, UN said Friday.

Citing a report from the UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS), the UN spokesperson Stephane Dujarric disclosed the attack on civilians who are under the protection of the peacekeepers.

The "Soldiers were seen beating and harassing 11 internally displaced people at a nearby farm. UN peacekeepers intervened and rescued seven women and four men," he further said.

In other related incidents that same evening, peacekeepers also prevented the harassment of other people who were returning to the site.

"The head of the UN Protection of Civilians Mission, David Shearer, has praised the robust response of members of the Mongolian Battalion who rescued these people".

Bentiu is the UN’s largest Protection of Civilians site in South Sudan with some 120,000 people living there."

In its trimestrial report about the UNMISS activities, the UN secretary general used to mention the harassment of children and women including sexual violence when entering and leaving the sites of protection.

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  • 25 February 2017 09:38, by Mayom County Troops

    I think those soldiers are part of Dr Riek Machar rebellion forces , who want to harassing women and men around POc site in Bentiu ?
    shame on them
    very soon SPLA Division four forces will cracking them down to pieces .

    repondre message

    • 25 February 2017 13:05, by Malakal county Simon

      Slave M.C.T

      In SPLM_IO we don’t tolerant such behaviour, It’s only legalised in Kiir SPLM/A faction to rape, kills and loot as part of their salaries...... Thank you slave for defending Jaangs well known culture...... You die and bury with shame soon......

      repondre message

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