Soldiers on the rampage in S. Sudan

South Sudan civilians killed, torturedFrom RAJI BASHIR in Khartoum, Sudan
KHARTOUM, (CAJ News) – RIGHTS groups have called for an arms embargo on South Sudan after it emerged government forces were deliberately killing civilians, raping women and looting property in Juba, the troubled country’s capital.

Amnesty International reported the forces also killed men from the Nuer ethnic group and carried out a massive campaign of pillage.

The atrocities are said to have peaked at independence day in July with an exchange of gunfire between troops loyal to President Salva Kiir and fighters allied to First Vice-President Riek Machar.

Troops soon targeted people based on ethnicity and perceived political loyalties.

Children are reportedly the worst affected by the violations, including a six-year-old Joy killed by a rocket shot from a helicopter gunship.

A two-and-a-half-year-old girl died from wounds sustained when a piece of shrapnel hit her in the head as youngsters tried to flee to the main United Nations base in Juba.

Soldiers raped two sisters aged 14 and 17.

“These attacks by government forces are further proof of the urgent need to impose an arms embargo on South Sudan,” said Joanne Mariner, Amnesty International’s senior crisis response adviser.
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