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UN Report: SPLA-IO Abducted 900 People, Forced 24,000 to Flee Western Equatoria This Year

A new United Nations report is urging the release of hundreds of people who were abducted in South Sudan amid the conflict between rebel and government forces. The report — released recently by the U.N. Human Rights Commission — accused the Sudan People's Liberation Army-in Opposition, or SPLA-IO rebels, of abducting 900 people and forcing 24,000 others to flee their homes in Western Equatoria state between April and August. At the time, South Sudan's warring parties were...

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