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South Sudan: Open letter re Arms embargo for South Sudan to protect human rights

, Index number: AFR 65/001/2015

In this open letter South Sudanese and international organizations urge President Obama to support a United Nations Security Council arms embargo on both parties to the conflict in South Sudan. An arms embargo would help to halt the supply of weapons to individuals and groups who have committed serious violations of human rights, war crimes and crimes against humanity, and protect civilians at grave risk.

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