UN urges respect for human rights in Jonglei as disarmament continues

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Disarmament in South Sudan

The United Nations is urging security forces in South Sudanese to ensure that human rights are respected as the civilian disarmament process continues in the country’s Jonglei state.

The UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) says that while the disarmament process has largely been peaceful and orderly, there have been reports of human rights violations in a number of disarmament locations.

Kouider Zerrouk is UNMISS spokesperson.

"The reports we have received regarding human rights violations even if they are not connected we are still concerned and we would like the government to pay attention to this and to do its utmost to make sure that human rights principals are respected by the forces involved in this process meaning the police and the military."

The disarmament started 12 March and UNMISS has helped facilitate the high-level sensitization campaign of the Government that was conducted in sixteen locations across Jonglei.

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