A new report, based on dozens of interviews by AFP, has revealed that probably thousands of women and girls in the southern Unity State of South Sudan are being systematically abducted and raped by government soldiers in so-called “rape camps.” “In all the southern Unity counties it’s been the same: Those women who escape are lucky. Those who don’t are raped and abducted or killed,” said one human rights investigator. “The abduction of women seems to be systematic. It might be for a day, or longer, or forever.” While this report specifically focus on government attacks, both sides in the 21-month conflict have carried out horrific human rights abuses – including ethnic massacres, rape, torture and the recruiting and killing of children.
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