South Sudan

Media Briefing by Adama Dieng, United Nations Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide on Mission to South Sudan

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(Juba, 30 April 2014), The United Nations Secretary-General, Mr. Ban Ki-moon, asked the High Commissioner for Human Rights, Navi Pillay and I (His special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide) to visit South Sudan this week to follow up on the recent brutal attacks against civilians in the northern town of Bentiu, where people were killed even in places of worship and hospitals, and within a United Nations base in Bor, where IDPs were sheltering. Of particular concern to us, also, were reports of the use of the radio in Bentiu to incite ethnic violence, including sexual violence against women.