South Sudan court convicts ten soldiers of rape, murder
London, September 6, 2018 (AltAfrica)-A court in South Sudan’s capital, Juba, has convicted 10 soldiers of raping aid workers and murdering a journalist.
The trial concerned a July 2016 attack on Juba’s Terrain Hotel, home to aid workers from a number of international organisations.
It happened as rival forces in the civil war clashed in the city.
Three days of fighting in the city killed at least 73 people, including more than 20 internally displaced people who had sought UN protection. Two peacekeepers also died.
A UN report into the hotel attack accused UN peacekeepers of failing in their duty to protect civilians.