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UN Panel Expresses Concern About Rights Abuses in South Sudan

A U.N. human rights commission said Thursday that it was concerned by intimidation of civil society activists, harassment of journalists, sexual violence and other rights abuses in South Sudan. Officials from the U.N. Commission on Human Rights in South Sudan spoke at a news conference in Juba the day after the editor of a prominent newspaper in the five-year-old nation said authorities had shut his publication down. Fighting erupted in South Sudan at the end of 2013 between soldiers...

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