Saturday, 12 March 2016

South Sudan: Women raped 'as reward for fighters'

A UN report says, Militias allied to the South Sudanese army have been allowed to rape women in lieu of wages while fighting rebels.

The UN said Investigators found that 1,300 women had been raped last year in oil-rich Unity State alone, it said.
The army operated a "scorched earth" policy to deliberately target civilians for killing and rape, which amounted to war crimes.

The government denies its army targeted civilians but says it is investigating.