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South Sudan: Ceasefire monitors accuse SPLA of restricting movement

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The ceasefire and transitional security monitors say government forces stopped their patrol team at a checkpoint near Rejaf and restricted their movement, reports said on Friday.In a statement, the monitors say their team was travelling to Kajo-Keji to monitor the strict implementation of the ceasefire as recommended by the recent Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) summit of heads of state and government.

The patrol team included members from the UN mission in the country. The statement says the team was stopped on Tuesday by government soldiers.

The monitors have condemned in the strongest terms the denial of the freedom of movement to its monitoring and verification teams, saying it has been guaranteed by the agreement on the resolution of the conflict.

The body calls on the government to ensure freedom of movement to conduct missions it has been assigned under the agreement.

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