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EU sanctions three South Sudan officials

Jaclyn Jaeger | February 6, 2018

The European Council has added three persons involved in serious human rights violations to the list of those submitted to a travel ban and an asset freeze in view of the situation in South Sudan.

Those sanctioned individuals are former army Chief of Staff General Paul Malong; Deputy Chief of Defense and Inspector General Malek Reuben Riak; and Information Minister Michael Makuei Leuth. The Council said it has adopted this decision “in view of the ever-deteriorating humanitarian and security situation in South Sudan and considering the lack of commitment by some actors to the ongoing peace process.”

This marks the first time that the EU has decided to sanction persons in view of...

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