Security forces patrols the Dar Petroleum Operating Company oil production operated in Palogue oil field within Upper Nile State in South Sudan, September 7, 2016. REUTERS/Jok Solomun
Your feedback is important to us!
We invite all our readers to share with us their views and comments about this article.
Disclaimer: Comments submitted by third parties on this site are the sole responsibility of the individual(s) whose content is submitted. The Daily Star accepts no responsibility for the content of comment(s), including, without limitation, any error, omission or inaccuracy therein. Please note that your email address will NOT appear on the site.
Alert: If you are facing problems with posting comments, please note that you must verify your email with Disqus prior to posting a comment. follow this link to make sure your account meets the requirements. (http://bit.ly/vDisqus)
Civil society activists who met with U.N. Security Council diplomats during last week's visit to South Sudan are fleeing a government crackdown, groups said Friday.Around a dozen activists met with the U.N. delegation when it visited South Sudan to push for peace after an outbreak of heavy fighting in the capital Juba in July that left hundreds dead.Since then, one activist has disappeared -- suspected killed -- and at least two have fled the country while others fear for their safety.Attacks targeting activists who met the high-level U.N. delegation is just the latest example of the disdain South Sudan government has for the international community.On Friday, South Sudan's government denied any crackdown on civil society members.
FOLLOW THIS ARTICLE