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Brigadier General Lul Ruai Koang, SPLA spokesperson, is seen at a containment site outside Juba on April 14, 2016 (AFP Photo)

March 3, 2017 (JUBA) - South Sudan’s army Friday announced the arrest of three soldiers accused of committing gross human rights violations including mass rape of women and girls in a village south of Juba.

Military spokesperson Lul Ruai Koang told reporters that three soldiers have been arrested after they were identified by the victims of the assault, which occurred in Kubi, some 50 kilometres from Juba.

The army made the arrest after community leaders reported at least 11 people were raped.

He the decision of the command to arrest the soldiers demonstrate to the citizens and the entire world that rape and other acts of atrocities are sanctioned by the government, saying it has never been a policy to rape women and burn down villages.

South Sudanese government has repeatedly been accused of reluctance to identify and arrest perpetrators of various crimes, dropping confidence in the government and assurances of commitment to maintaining rule of law and order.

While President Kiir and members of his administration has repeatedly vowed to punish perpetrators, the United Nations and various human right organisations have expressed concerns about the prevailing widespread of impunity for rights abuses.

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  • 4 March 06:22, by pilot

    I doubt that Silva tribal base in Bilpam HQ can arrest those involved in raping,tuturing and killings this very last minute.Where was justice before? And when did they become democrats to arrest wrong doer.I’m very surprised that the Tribe King and his deputy Malong to do all these mess in the Country in the watch of international community and no one is saying anything.World is sleeping.

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  • 4 March 06:37, by Kush Natives

    Positive right,SPLA/IO NEVER abide by the terrible crime of rapping their own sisters and mothers, let alone the government of people! Those who caught up with such crimes MUST be brought to justice. Indeed, this is the results of integrating undisciplined Nyagaatist into the army. I am personally blaming the president this!

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  • 4 March 11:31, by Fair Man

    Kush Natives
    These are soldiers accused of not raping. JCE and Malong can not arrest his own soldiers, who are on instructions to rape, maim, kill and loot other tribes non other than Dinka. Stop lying. We know more about your ploys than you know.

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  • 4 March 18:19, by Independent Thinker

    Dear citizens,

    Lul Ruaci will dies will like his brother in 1983 and therefore, unprofessional army committed human rights abuses

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  • 6 March 08:56, by Angelo Achuil

    "Arrested soldiers accused of rape"? It sound like something a responsible gov’t will do, but I am wondering where’s the evident of this report for the public - the pictures, names, or at least comments of the lead investigators?

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