Embargo proposed to halt South Sudan genocide

Human eats human in South SudanFrom RAJI BASHIR in Khartoum, Sudan
KHARTOUM, (CAJ News) – THE South Sudanese conflict has transformed into an outright ethnic war as hate speech and sexual violence become widespread.
There have been reports of ethnic cleansing in multiple parts of the
country, with people driven from their homes through murder, starvation, gang rape and the burning of villages.
More than 1 900 homes have been destroyed in Central Equatoria since September.
The government has mobilized at least 4 000 irregular ethnic militia and deployed them to the region – a substantial increase in the overall number
of government-affiliated soldiers in the region.
This has increased the likelihood of more clashes with armed opposition groups and attacks against civilians.
Mark Toner, United States Deputy Department Spokesperson, said the international community must do its part by imposing an arms embargo to
end the parties’ ability to acquire and maintain weapons, especially heavy weapons, military vehicles and aircraft.
“We should also impose targeted sanctions on those who seek through incitement and violence to turn their country into a graveyard.”
Toner demanded those ordering and committing violence be held accountable including through rapid creation of the Hybrid Court for South Sudan.
Over 300 000 civilians have been killed and 1 million fled the country.
CAJ News

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