Statement attributable to the Spokesman for the Secretary-General on South Sudan

The Secretary-General is alarmed by the preliminary findings of a fact finding investigation by the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) into the attack on Hotel Terrain in Juba on 11 July

NEW YORK, United States of America,
UN Secretary General, Ban Ki-moon, speaking to African Union Submit in Kigali on July 16, 2016(Photo: file)

UN Secretary General, Ban Ki-moon, speaking to African Union Submit in Kigali on July 16, 2016(Photo: file)

August 17, 2016(Nyamilepedia) —— The Secretary-General is alarmed by the preliminary findings of a fact finding investigation by the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) into the attack on Hotel Terrain in Juba on 11 July, in which one person was killed and several civilians were raped and brutally beaten by men in uniform.

Due to the gravity of these incidents, related allegations and the preliminary findings by UNMISS, the Secretary-General has decided to launch an independent special investigation

The Secretary-General is also concerned about allegations that UNMISS did not respond appropriately to prevent this and other grave cases of sexual violence committed in Juba. Due to the gravity of these incidents, related allegations and the preliminary findings by UNMISS, the Secretary-General has decided to launch an independent special investigation to determine the circumstances surrounding these incidents and to evaluate the Mission’s overall response.

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The Secretary-General reiterates his outrage over the acts of violence committed by the SPLA and opposition forces in Juba from 8 to 11 July, during which many South Sudanese civilians and two UN peacekeepers were killed.

The Secretary-General urges, once more, the Government of South Sudan to investigate these human right violations and to prosecute those involved in these unspeakable acts of violence.


Distributed by APO on behalf of United Nations – Office of the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General.

3 comments

  • puok

    Unfortunately, UN the failed to protect the civilians in South Sudan.
    Are you kidding

  • Justice delay is the justice denied.
    Your excellency & Honourable Mr. Ban Ki-Moon, UN SG, please kindly, sticks to your decisive decision ” No Time Waste” on the burning sensitive issues in RoSS, under kiir’s govt of heinous crimes and crimes against humanity.
    Deterrence action is promptly necessary. The decision for probes on abusive crimes is a must, under leads expertise as this will bring the closure to the victims & relatives that justice prevail.
    Be informed that, the Monster might diverts the course of justice. Hyenas SPLA, always messes up and blame Rabbits for wrongdoings in RoSS.
    If DNA, has been erased and denied then ICC, must radically & swiftly involved with ” No Time Waste”. Since, Kiir’s govt has shown disruption,disrespect,disgruntled & disgraceful manners to humanity. Then he deserves thesame treatment as he did on the victims the deceases and alive.
    Let kiir, malong & JCE reaped what they sawed.
    We look forward for the justice to takes it’s full course of action the sooner the better. The rules of law is paramount in the RoSS, as we all knew that, when the SS became failed and lawless state, the evil kiir & his mobsters splamilitiasmen & JCE of Evildoers will play.
    All criminals-run-Amogs offenders must be booked and brought to justice no joke enough is enough FULL STOP
    GameOver.
    God save RoSS.

  • Deng Matot

    Tabans best friends, he never touched on the 20 000 of his brothers and sisters his new best friend genicided. He never says anything about the hundreds of his io brothers killed by helicopters and slaughtered by tanks only a month ago.

    What a terrible person. obvious thar he crossed over a long time ago to Kiir.
    Why doesnt Taban . announce reversal of the illegal states?
    Fun to read the rubbish about “peace everywhere”. . except unity state the equatorias upper nil etc etc.
    oh and if it is so peaceful then why 70 thousands just left to uganda?
    of course no answers from him