Juba, 28th May 2018. Some South Sudanese women say establishment of the Hybrid Court is paramount to held those who commit war crimes accountable.
Speaking to CRN early this week in Juba women say rape cases against women and girls are on increase in the country because perpetrators are not taken to court of justice.
The head of women monthly forum, Betty Sunday emphasizes on the establishment of the Hybrid Court to end the circle of rape in South Sudan.
Juba resident Suzan Felix says women go through challenging because they are either raped or killed when they go to the bush to collect firewood.
On February 13th 2017, Kubi village along Juba Numule road was raided by men in military uniform identified as personnel of the Tiger division of the SPLA.
They allegedly raped dozens of women and young girls, tortured youths and men.
Four were arrested in March after initial investigations. But Episcopal bishop of Central Equatoria province, Paul Yugusuk earlier said the suspects have all been freed without any charge.
Army Spokesman Brigadier-General Lul Ruai Kuong denies the allegation.
The SPLA spokesman adds that they have not been able to take action against the reported cases because of several legal reasons.
He accused the Archbishop of creating unnecessary media war with the army while the matter is still under investigation.
Chapter five of the Agreement on the resolution of conflict in South Sudan sign in August 2015 stipulates formation of Hybrid Court to try the perpetrators of war.