The UN has issued a scathing report on the human rights situation in South Sudan. It says the government there is largely responsible for a huge number of crimes, with "a massive use of rape as an instrument of war."
A new Human Rights Watch (HRW) report has called for tougher sanctions on senior officials in South Sudan for failing to end atrocities. HRW wants to see President Salva Kiir and rebel leader Riek Machar punished, too.
The Inter-governmental Authority for Development (IGAD) has condemned authorities in South Sudan for failure to end the war that has killed thousands and displaced more than two million civilians.
South Sudan has cancelled official independence celebrations for the second year in a row. The world's youngest nation is grappling with conflict, hunger and a refugee crisis six years after seceding from Sudan.
The trials against journalists in Turkey are absurd - that's what the president of the German PEN Center, Regula Venske, told DW in an interview. In her view, these human rights violations must be criticized.
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