People in South Sudan “live in fear”, warns human rights expert

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Malakal Town, South Sudan. UN Photo/JC McIlwaine

People in South Sudan are “living in fear” because of ethnically-based killings and other violations such as rape, arbitrary arrests and kidnappings, the Director of Human Rights at the UN Mission in South Sudan has said.

Eugene Nindorera, who is also the representative of the High Commissioner for Human Rights in the African country, was recently in New York to brief Member States on the situation of there.

The violence has continued unabated since forces loyal to President Salva Kiir and those loyal to then Vice President Riek Machar started fighting again in July 2016.

It has now spread from the capital, Juba, to the oil-producing Unity State, to previously unaffected areas like the Greater Equatoria Region.

Mr Nindorera spoke in detail to Jocelyne Sambira about the violations that are taking place in the country.

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