South Sudan: Homicide

Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office written question – answered on 17th June 2022.

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Photo of Lyn Brown Lyn Brown Shadow Minister (Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs)

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, if she will (a) raise the killing of 16-year-old Justin Lisok Lomuresuk and his brother by soldiers in South Sudan with the authorities in that country and (b) monitor the credibility of any investigation into the killings.

Photo of Vicky Ford Vicky Ford Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office)

South Sudan is an FCDO human rights priority country. As such we have raised our concerns at reports of extrajudicial killings, wider abuses and a lack of accountability in South Sudan within the FCDO Annual Human Rights Report and directly with the Government of South Sudan. We have also ensured continued attention on the situation at the UN Human Rights Council and UN Security Council. We will continue to raise concerns and to press the South Sudanese authorities on their responsibility to protect civilians, and for investigations into killings such as that of Justin Lomuresuk. Most recently, alongside partners, we released a statement on 18 May calling for the authorities to take additional measures to protect civilians and address the root causes of conflict.

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