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Human Rights Watch Calls for Arms Embargo on South Sudan

The New York-based Human Rights Watch is condemning the uptick in fighting in South Sudan and is calling on the United Nations Security Council to impose an arms embargo to end the hostilities. Akshaya Kumar, Deputy United Nations Director at Human Rights Watch, said implementing an arms embargo could immediately ground South Sudanese attack helicopters and limit the ability of armed forces to target civilians. Kumar said U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon made "an important...

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