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Concerns From Growing Human Rights Violations In South Sudan

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December 25, 2013 AT 8:31 AM
On Tuesday, the top United Nations human rights official, Navi Pillay, expressed deep concern about “the serious and growing human rights violations” taking place in the capital of Juba and elsewhere in South Sudan.“Mass extrajudicial killings, the targeting of individuals on the basis of their ethnicity and arbitrary detentions have been documented in recent days,” she said in a statement. The United Nations Security Council voted unanimously on Tuesday to nearly double its peacekeeping force in South Sudan, hoping that a rapid influx of international forces would help quell the violence threatening to tear the young nation apart.