South Sudan Government Allowed Its Army To Rape Women As Payment, Says UN

March 12, 2016 1:04 PM

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South Sudan Government Allowed Its Army To Rape Women As Payment, Says UN

A UN report describing sweeping crimes like children and the disabled being burned alive and fighters being allowed to rape women as payment shows South Sudan is facing "one of the most horrendous human rights situations in the world," the UN human rights chief said on Saturday.

Zeid Raad al-Hussein lamented the crisis in the nearly 5-year-old country has been largely overlooked by the international community, and his office said attacks against civilians, forced disappearances, rape and other violations could amount to war crimes and crimes against humanity.

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