United Nations published this video item, entitled “South Sudan, Mali, Grains & other topics – Daily Press Briefing (10 August 2022) | United Nations” – below is their description.
Briefing by Stephane Dujarric, Spokesperson for the Secretary-General.
– Central African Republic
– South Sudan
The UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) joins the South Sudanese Government in expressing grave concern over reports that four officers from the rebel South Sudan People’s Movement/Army (SSPM/A) have been summarily executed in Mayom County, Unity State, in the north of the country.
The executions, which took place on 7 August, were allegedly in response to a 22 July attack by the SSPM/A on the Mayom County Commissioner.
Nicholas Haysom, the Secretary-General’s Special Representative for South Sudan, said that anyone who is suspected of a crime must be subject to a proper trial as part of a fair judicial process. He added that extrajudicial killings must be condemned because they cannot be a basis for restoring law and order.
Mr. Haysom stressed the importance of building strong local justice systems across South Sudan.
In response to questions from media, we want to clarify the authorship of the final report by the Panel of Experts of the Sanctions Committee on Mali, which is due to be published today. This document is drafted by independent experts appointed under Resolution 2590 (2021), relating to the sanctions regime, to report directly to the sanctions committee established under Resolution 2374 (2017) and the Security Council on their findings. They operate under a process that is distinct from the mandate provided by the Security Council to the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA). Their report is not a MINUSMA report.
And, just to clarify, related to a question raised yesterday, related to the grain deal and a possible discount afforded to Turkey’s purchase of Ukrainian grain. We did much research, as much research as possible, and I can tell you that there was no discount built into the Black Sea Grain Initiative agreement that was signed in Istanbul. Furthermore, we are not aware of any other agreement that would guarantee such a discount.
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