SOUTH SUDAN TROOPS JAILED FOR RAPE AND MURDER

A military court in South Sudan has sentenced 10 soldiers to jail terms ranging from seven years to life for a rampage in which a journalist was killed and foreign aid workers raped.
The court also ordered South Sudan’s government to pay each rape survivor $4,000 about 40 thousand Kwacha in compensation.
The crimes were committed during an attack in the Terrain Hotel in the capital Juba in 2016.
A UN report accused peacekeepers of failing to respond to pleas for help.
South Sudan’s military and rebel forces have been accused of committing numerous atrocities since the outbreak of a civil war in 2013, but this was the worst attack against foreigners.
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