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UN Mission in South Sudan committed to protecting safety of displaced people

UN Mission in South Sudan committed to protecting safety of displaced people

SOUTH SUDAN
JUBA, South Sudan: The United Nations Mission in South Sudan has today (January 27, 2018) conducted a search operation within the Protection of Civilians site next to its base in Juba to determine whether individuals allegedly involved in the abduction and killing of three people in the capital last week were located within the camp. A number of suspects were apprehended and handed over to the South Sudan National Police Service to investigate further. Protection of Civilians sites exist to shelter South Sudanese people who are under imminent and ongoing threat of physical violence and who genuinely fear for their lives. UNMISS will not tolerate people who commit crimes outside and then hide behind women and children who need protection inside the camp. The act...
UN High Commissioner for Human Rights comments on Tunisia protests

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights comments on Tunisia protests

AFRICA, INTERNATIONAL
GENEVA, Switzerland: Statement attributable to Rupert Colville, Spokesperson for the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights on Tunisia protests: We are closely watching the demonstrations across Tunisia and the authorities’ response to them. We are concerned about the high number of arrests – 778 people have been arrested since Monday, some 200 of them between the ages of 15 and 20. We call on the authorities to ensure that people are not arrested in an arbitrary manner, and that all those detained are treated with full respect for their due process rights and other fundamental guarantees. The authorities must ensure that those exercising their rights to freedom of expression and peaceful assembly are not prevented from doing so. Ahead of the 14 January annivers
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