The ensuing violence has ignited a wave of grievous human rights violations and abuses for which victims and their families cry for justice." LIAj added.
LIAj called on South Sudanese political, military and community leaders to take strong, public stands against human rights violations and impunity for such abuses.
SRSG Ellen Margrethe LIAj talking to Human Rights Division head Ibrahim Wani
SOUNDBITE (English) Ellen Margrethe LIAj, Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General (SRSG) for South Sudan:
SRSG LIAj noted that since the crisis in South Sudan began nearly a year ago, all civilians and ex-combatants seeking shelter at the Mission's compounds have undergone thorough security checks and surrendered all weapons in their possession before being admitted into UNMISS protection sites.
SRSG Ellen Margrethe LIAj and Force Commander Yohannes Gebremeskel Tesfamariam looking at weapons
Ellen Margrethe LIAj, SRSG UNMISS shaking hands with diplomats