South Sudan Soldiers Convicted of Raping NGO Workers
A military court in South Sudan has convicted 10 soldiers of raping five foreign aid workers and murdering a local journalist during a harrowing rampage in the Terrain Hotel in the capital, Juba, in 2016. The attacks happened during three days of heavy fighting in Juba between government and rebel forces that saw 70 people killed. The case has been seen as an important test of the government’s ability to try war crimes. During the four-hour ordeal, a U.N. peacekeeping force stationed less than a mile away refused to respond to desperate calls for help from the victims.