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UN rights team says 'ethnic cleansing' under way in SSudan

AFP  |  Juba 

UN human rights experts today said "ethnic cleansing" was under way in South Sudan, after a 10-day visit to the world's youngest country where violence has soared since a peace deal collapsed in July.

"There is already a steady process of ethnic cleansing underway in several areas of South Sudan using starvation, gang rape and the burning of villages; everywhere we went across this country we heard villagers saying they are ready to shed blood to get their land back," said Yasmin Sooka of the UN Commission on Human Rights in South Sudan.

"Many told us it's already reached a point of no return.

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First Published: Thu, December 01 2016. 21:42 IST