Women held for spouses’ crimes in South Sudan

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Prisoners chained feet behind fence in Nyang Prison, South Sudan. (UNifeed video capture)

Women are being jailed in South Sudan while their husbands are being tracked down for alleged crimes, according to UN experts.

They say this is just one of the challenges facing the country’s criminal justice system.

A human rights team from the UN Mission in the country (UNMISS) has launched an investigation to determine how to improve justice for the South Sudanese people.

Daniel Dickinson reports.

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