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South Sudan: Tensions spiral after security forces clampdown on Wau protests

Headline Title:  South Sudan: Tensions spiral after clampdown on protests 20 February 2013 Tensions are spiraling in South Sudan’s western Bahr El Ghazal state following a series of arrests by the state authorities and a security clampdown that has left 24 dead and more than 60 injured, Amnesty International said today in a new report. The organization is calling for a thorough investigation into the largely unreported events of December 2012 in the wake of a controversial decision to relocate Wau County headquarters. On 8 and 9 December 2012, security forces killed 11 people following…

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