South Sudan: EU denounces “the extreme cruelty” of troops from both sides

Author : Mircea Birca | Wednesday, October 28, 2015
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Forced cannibalism, rape and “other inhumane acts”: the belligerents in the civil war in South Sudan will be held accountable before a court of African independent justice, acts of “extreme cruelty” against civilians, has said Wednesday the African Union (AU).

A Commission of Inquiry of the AU, led in 2014 by former Nigerian President Olusegun Obasanjo, documented in a report numerous abuses fighters up to force the members of a community “to drink the blood and eating human flesh burned “victims of their ethnic group who had just been killed.

“Most of the atrocities were committed against the civilian population not taking direct part in hostilities. The places of worship and hospitals were attacked, humanitarian aid hindered the looted and destroyed cities, “it said in the report released Wednesday 342 pages.

Independent from Sudan in July 2011 after decades of conflict against Khartoum, South Sudan in December 2013 has plunged into civil war, as a result of rivalry between President Salva Kiir and his former vice president Riek Machar-on Cross-ethnic conflict.

Punctuated by massacres and atrocities regularly denounced by organizations defending human rights, the conflict has left tens of thousands dead and driven some 2.2 million South Sudanese from their homes.

In their report, members of the AU commission were made especially in the cities of Bor, Malakal and Bentiu, capitals of the states of Jonglei, Upper Nile and Unity, during the year 2014 and found many houses, hospitals and administrative buildings burned and destroyed.

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