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South Sudan expels UN rights investigator: officials

A UN investigator carrying out a probe on the human rights situation in the fledgling state has been expelled for publishing ‘unverified’ reports.

A man watches over his cattle and goats as they graze in Yida camp, South Sudan, Sunday, Sept. 16, 2012. Yida refugee camp is home to thousands of people.
A man watches over his cattle and goats as they graze in Yida camp, South Sudan, Sunday, Sept. 16, 2012. Yida refugee camp is home to thousands of people.
Image: Mackenzie Knowles-Coursin/AP/Press Association Images

SOUTH SUDAN SAID Sunday it has expelled a UN investigator who was carrying out a probe on the human rights situation in the fledgling state, accusing her of producing “unjustified” reports.

“It’s the first person on human rights to be (declared) persona non grata,” government spokesman Barnaba Marial Benjamin said, adding that the investigator has been “reporting on human rights issues that she could not verify and has been publishing without justifications”.

- © AFP, 2012

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