UN human rights official gets boot from South Sudan

South Sudan has reportedly expelled a UN official investigating human rights in the country over "unjustified" reports.

The country accuses the UN official of "reporting on human rights issues that she could not verify and has been publishing without justifications," Al Jazeera reports.

"This is unethical," Barnaba Marial Benjamin, a South Sudan government spokesman, told the news agency.

The official is not being named, but the UN peacekeeping mission in South Sudan confirmed that she has been expelled, Al Jazeera reports.

"The order is in breach of the legal obligations of the government of the Republic of South Sudan under the Charter of the United Nations," Hilde Johnson, special representative of the UN to South Sudan, told Al Jazeera.

Benjamin would not elaborate on what reports were considered unjustified.

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