Indications of "widespread" abuse in South Sudan crisis

UNMISS provides protection to civilians fleeing recent violence in Wau. Photo: UNMISS

The UN Security Council is being urged to take stronger action on South Sudan in the wake of reports showing that "widespread violations" were committed during recent violence in the country.

The appeal has been made by the UN Human Rights High Commissioner who says preliminary investigations reveal hundreds of killings and rapes, as well as other abuses, occurred as a result of fighting which began in the capital, Juba, in early July.

Mamadou Alpha Diallou in Geneva has been speaking to UN human rights office spokesman, Rupert Colville.

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