A Trail of Broken Promises: Detention, torture and other ill-treatment by the national security service and military intelligence directorate in Juba, South Sudan continues

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Since the start of South Sudan’s internal armed conflict in December 2013, hundreds of people, mostly men, have been detained under the authority of the National Security Service (NSS) and Military Intelligence Directorate in various detention facilities across the capital city, Juba and subjected to torture and other forms of ill-treatment. Others have been forcefully disappeared. Many of those who have been detained have been held under the category of “political detainees” on allegations that they have communicated with, or supported the opposition.
This briefing is based on follow up research and new evidence and builds on a similar briefing published by Amnesty International in April 2016, Denied Protection of the Law: National Security Service Detention in Juba, South Sudan to draw attention to the continued use of unlawful detention, torture and other ill-treatment by the NSS and Military Intelligence in the country’s now over four-year old violent conflict.

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