Senior UN human rights official condemns deplorable rights situation in South Sudan

Feb 20, 2017, 04:00 AM

“Any word less than terrible, would be an understatement, I think it is a terrible human rights situation and it is deeply distressing,” that’s how the United Nations Assistant Secretary-General for human rights, Andrew Gilmour, described the Human Rights situation in South Sudan.

“We understand that during war, not good things happen but what is happening in this country seems well beyond what is necessary in normal combat,” Gilmour who concluded his four-day visit to South Sudan on Friday said, stressing the need to hold perpetrators of atrocities accountable for their crimes.

In this Interview with Radio Miraya, Gilmour explains what he has seen, heard and would like to see done to improve the situation.