UN to Investigate Juba Compound Raid

New York, – The United Nations (UN) Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has ordered an independent investigation into a raid on a compound in Juba, South Sudan, in which one person was killed and others were raped and beaten by uniformed men.

The investigation will also look into allegations that nearby UN personnel failed to come to their rescue. UN Secretary-General Ban is outraged by the attack, and alarmed by allegations that the UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) “did not respond appropriately to prevent this and other grave cases of sexual violence” in Juba, according to a statement issued by his office.

“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,” the statement said.

Source: Qatar News Agency