Wednesday, November 2, 2016

South Sudan Soldiers Detained Over Rape

At least 17 people have been detained in South Sudan, most of them soldiers, suspected of committing rape and other crimes in July during an attack on a hotel in the capital, Juba.

It comes a day after the UN said it was sacking its force commander for failing to respond to pleas from aid workers, who were based at the hotel.

South Sudan's Deputy Justice Minister Martison Oturomoi told reporters that the soldiers had “exploited the war to do their own criminal acts.”

He cited soldiers raping women and killing the journalist, John Gatluak, based on his ethnicity. A special court would also be set up,