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Crimes Against Humanity By Both Sides In South Sudan Conflict: UN

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May 08, 2014 AT 10:45 AM
The United Nations accused both government and rebel forces in South Sudan on Thursday of committing crimes against humanity, including murder, rape and other sexual violence, during almost five months of fighting that has left thousands of people dead. "The consequences for the civilian population have been devastating. There have been attacks on hospitals, churches, mosques, and United Nations bases," the U.N. peacekeeping mission in South Sudan said in a human rights report. The 62-page report called for further investigations after finding reasonable grounds to believe both parties in the conflict had violated international human rights and humanitarian law.