David Shearer (L), head of the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS), and UNMISS's Human Rights Director, Eugene Nindorera address a news conference in Juba, South Sudan February 22, 2018. REUTERS/Jok Solomun
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JUBA, South Sudan: The witness accounts remain appalling.The latest report on human rights abuses in South Sudan's five-year civil war, released on Friday by a United Nations commission, includes that horrific day in Pagak town and many others as the team collects evidence in the hopes of one day finding justice.Untold tens of thousands have been killed in South Sudan since the conflict erupted in December 2013, just two years after independence from Sudan.The new report, based on 230 witness statements and other materials, is the second since the U.N. commission was established in 2016 and the first since it was given a stronger mandate to preserve evidence and conduct investigations instead of simply monitoring and reporting.South Sudan's conflict is splintering into chaos, the new report says. Despite the latest accounts of abuses, South Sudan experts are skeptical that anything will change amid what the report calls a "grave" lack of accountability.
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