Activists intimidated after meeting Security Council, UN says

Civil society activists who met with members of the UN Secuirty Council have been threatened and harassed, according to the UN Mission in South Sudan.

During the Security Council visit to South Sudan last weekend, Ambassadors met with activists from many different organizations in the country.

“These reported actions are in violation of the rights to freedom of expression, movement and civil and political engagement, which are fundamental pillars of a democratic society. Any attempt to suppress these rights through threats and harassment must be condemned in no uncertain terms,” UNMISS said in a statement.

Activists told Radio Tamazuj that many who attended the meeting have fled the country.