Save this content for laterSave this content on your device for later, even while offline Sign in with FacebookSign in with your Facebook account Close

20 S Sudan soldiers charged for killing civilians

By: ILYA GRIDNEFF
February 17, 2014 Updated: February 17, 2014 at 2:19 pm
0

JUBA, South Sudan (AP) — More than 20 South Sudanese soldiers have been charged with murdering civilians, a South Sudanese military official said Monday.

South Sudanese military spokesman Col. Philip Aguer told reporters on Monday that since mid-December, when fighting broke out in the capital Juba before to spreading across the country, at least 70 soldiers have been arrested and charged over a range of crimes from homicide to looting. Some suspects had gone into hiding after learning an investigation is underway, he said.

He dismissed a recent report by Human Rights Watch urging South Sudan and Uganda —whose militaries are jointly trying to put down a rebellion led by a former deputy president — to investigate the alleged use of cluster bombs in Jonglei state.

The United Nations says both warring factions in South Sudan have committed rights violations.

Meanwhile, a cargo plane chartered by the International Organization for Migration carrying relief supplies from Juba to Bentiu, the capital of oil-producing Unity state, crashed on landing at the Rubkona airstrip Monday, killing one crew member and injuring three others. The wing of the plane collided with two vehicles parked on the runway, causing a fire to break out, the group said in a statement.

The group has been delivering relief supplies to displaced people across South Sudan.

Register to the Colorado Springs Gazette
Incognito Mode Your browser is in Incognito mode

You vanished!

We welcome you to read all of our stories by signing into your account. If you don't have a subscription, please subscribe today for daily award winning journalism.

Register to the Colorado Springs Gazette
Subscribe to the Colorado Springs Gazette

It appears that you value local journalism. Thank you.

Subscribe today for unlimited digital access with 50% fewer ads for a faster browsing experience.

Already a Subscriber? LOGIN HERE

Wake up with today's top stories in your inbox

Wake up with today's top stories in your inbox

or
Already a print subscriber?
Already a digital subscriber?
 
This is your last FREE article for the month
This is your last FREE article for the month

Subscribe now and enjoy Unlimited Digital Access to Gazette.com

Only 99 cents for Unlimited Digital Access for 1 month
Then $2.31/week, billed monthly, cancel anytime
Already a print subscriber?
Already a digital subscriber?

 
You have reached your article limit for the month
You have reached your article limit for the month

We hope that you've enjoyed your complimentary access to Gazette.com

Only 99 cents for Unlimited Digital Access for 1 month
Then $2.31/week, billed monthly, cancel anytime
Already a print subscriber?
Already a digital subscriber?

 
articles remaining
×
Thank you for your interest in local journalism.
Gain unlimited access, 50% fewer ads and a faster browsing experience.