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Amnesty International Urges South Sudan to Address National Security Service Violations and Crimes

, Index number: AFR 65/0011/2019

Speaking at the UN Human Rights Council today, Amnesty International said they shared the concerns of the United Nations Commission on Human Rights in South Sudan over the continued impunity for crimes committed during the conflict and the illegal conduct of the National Security Service (NSS) that, as noted in the Commission’s report, risks turning “South Sudan into a police state built on fear and corruption.” Amnesty International’s research has found that the National Security Service and Military Intelligence have arbitrarily arrested, detained, tortured and ill-treated hundreds of people since the start of the conflict in December 2013, some to the point of death

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