Juba, 6th September 2018. Amnesty International says hundreds of people have been detained and tortured by the South Sudanese authorities during the civil war which began in 2013.
The rights group adds many of them are political detainees accused of being linked to the opposition and there have been cases of detainees being sexually assaulted.
According to the BBC, Amnesty states, that the South Sudanese government has become increasingly intolerant of any form of criticism.
The spokesman for President Ateny Wek Ateny denied the allegations of torture and said more than 20 political detainees were recently released and not more than three were still being held.