Sudan: Deaths and detentions: the destruction of Juba

AI is concerned about reports which suggest that between June and August 1992 grave human rights violations, including hundreds of killings and arbitrary detentions, have taken place in Juba in southern Sudan. The violations follow an intensification of fighting between government forces and the SPLA. On 7 June SPLA fighters briefly gained control of Juba’s military headquarters. Government forces regained control but in the days following over 80 southern Sudanese soldiers, policemen, prison guards and guards from the Department of Wildlife were arrested, reportedly suspected of collaborating with the SPLA. There is grave concern that many of them may have been tortured or even killed. Many civilians are now homeless after troops burned down residential areas of Juba.

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