US-Backed South Sudan, with ‘Special Relationship’ with US Officials, Rapes, Pillages, Burns People Alive: UN

Jason Ditz reports:

“A new report from the UN human rights office is accusing the US-backed government of South Sudan” of “encourag[ing] troops and their militia allies to loot private property and rape women” in lieu of pay.

The UN reported “that civilians suspected of supporting the opposition were burned alive or hacked to pieces by troops, with torture and forced displacement common.

South Sudan became an independent state in 2011, and ha[s] been loudly endorsed by the US ever since, with officials talking up a ‘special relationship’ with the South Sudanese people.”

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