JUBA - A group of South Sudanese police
officers assaulted the human rights director of the United
Nations mission in the country last week, sources and internal
documents said on Thursday.
They said 10 to 14 police officers slapped, kicked and beat
Benedict Sannoh, a West African, at Juba's South Sudan hotel on
Saturday morning after he refused to let them examine his
personal belongings, according to several UN sources.
He was then put into a vehicle and "forced to sit while
other police (kicked) him," according to an internal UN security
document seen by Reuters.
South Sudan won independence from Sudan on July 9 following
a January referendum agreed under a 2005 ceasefire which ended
decades of civil war.