Abuses by the National Security Service in South Sudan

Publisher:
Human Rights Watch
Publication Date:
14 December 2020
Tags:
Conflict, Peace and Security, Governance, Human Rights, Legal and Judicial Affairs

Based on interviews with 48 former detainees and 37 others including policy analysts, activists, former military, security, and intelligence personnel and family members of people detained by South Sudan's National Security Service between 2014 and 2020, this report documents serious human rights violations by the NSS in South Sudan, including torture and other ill-treatment of detainees, arbitrary arrests, unlawful detentions, unlawful killings, enforced disappearances, forced returns and violations of privacy rights. The report describes obstacles to accountability for these abuses, including denial of due process for detainees, the lack of any meaningful judicial or legislative oversight of the agency and legal immunities for NSS agents.

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