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Lawyers for Democracy Condemn the Killing of Innocent Civilians in Jonglei State; Call on President Kiir to Stop Bashir’s Visit to Juba

Lawyers for Democracy Condemns the killing of innocent civilians in Jonglei, and call on Kiir to stop Bashir visit to Juba, as a sign of humanity, dignity, solidarity and leadership.

“Kiir is running another project of Islamic movement on behalf of Bashir in South Sudan”

For immediate Release

Juba, October 20, 2013 (SSNA) -- President Kiir is now fully crowned to be an active member of Islamic Movement in South Sudan, assisted by Dr. Riek Gai Kok and Telar Ring the Anthropologist turned lawyer to execute NCP programs.

The Lawyers for Democracy in South Sudan condemn in strongest term possible the massacre and killing of innocent civilians in Jonglei State, this show clearly beyond reasonable doubt how the State responsibility to protect is not in the policies and agenda of Kiir’s new government.

Honorable Deng Dau and all citizens of South Sudan should know that, what is killing our people in Jonglei State in particular and South Sudan in general are Kiir and Bashir. The implementation of Islamic movement project of the NCP policies of divide and rule are right here in Juba, it clearly state that (Dinka tribes must be divided into three Dinka Bor, Dinka Bhar el-Ghazal and Dinka Abyei, and Kiir is mandated to replicate the Darfur scenario in Jonglei and Abyei), people of South Sudan will witness the worst with Bashir planned visit to stop the people of Abyei from exercising their right of self determination.

Today massacre in Jonglei is not a coincidence is by design, Barnaba Marial Benjamin is busy on SSTV praising Bashir visit on Tuesday 21 October 2013, as if those massacred in Jonglei are from another planet.

Our heartfelt condolences to the families of those who lost their loved one, may the almighty God rest their souls in eternal peace, and quick recovery for the wounded.

The victims were being airlifted from Jonglei, instead of slaughtering cows for Bashir’s reception, our innocent civilians are the one being massacred to honor Bashir visit. Bashir’s thirst for South Sudanese blood will never be quench until he goes to ICC or his grave.

The recent invitation for Bashir to visit Juba is part of the deal signed during Kiir last visit to Khartoum. This visit is to celebrate the successful implementation of Islamic movement project of NCP in South Sudan.

The upcoming visit of Bashir confirmed how the NCP baby seat and remote controlled President Kiir. The Lawyers for democracy in South Sudan (LDSS) wanted Kiir to cancel Bashir visit if he indeed believe in his people who elected him to be their President whether in health or sickness until death do them apart.

President Kiir to tell the people of South Sudan why they should welcome a murderer in South Sudan, because of our Oil? Kiir has to resign from office instead of being the President of the dead.

Lawyers for Democracy in South Sudan (LDSS)
Juba, Republic of South Sudan

Congratulatory Message to H.E the President!

Date: 14/10/2013
From Thiang Community Association in Phom El Zeraf, Fangak County.

Fangak County, October 18, 2013 (SSNA) -- Thiang community would like to congratulate His Excellency the President, General Salva Kiir Mayardit, on the recent prudent decision of pardoning thy beloved son, Gen. Gabriel Gatwech Chan (known by the name Tanginye) from his detention cell. We are very thankful to the president for this wise decision he has made at this critical juncture in our country’s history as we face the daunting tasks of nation building.

The country currently faces myriad challenges of enormous proportion and thus needs everybody’s contribution. The people of Fangak County in general; and Thiang community in particular, to whom Gabriel belongs, at various levels, are/have been celebrating this good gesture of peace and opening of a new chapter from H.E. the President by releasing their beloved son. This gesture of goodwill from the president must be reciprocated by the released (military) generals by contributing positively to the tasks of nation building process.

We would like to seize this glorious opportunity, once again, to thank the President and his team and hail him for always putting the interest of the people of South Sudan above other petty issues!! Those who wanted to see these generals detained indefinitely so they could carry out their dirty works without them are now put to a great deal of shame!! The people of Fangak County are joyously celebrating the release of their son, Gabriel Gatwech Chan, along with other colleagues.

Long live General Salva Kiir Mayardit!!
Long live the people of South Sudan and the New Republic!!
 
Gatluak Mot Garang, Chairperson
Thiang Community Association in Phom El Zeraf, Fangak County

Landmine Incident in Kotor West, Juba

Landmine Incident in Kotor West (Suk Sita), Juba
Friday, October 18, 2013

Juba, October 18, 2013 (SSNA) -- Early morning on Thursday at 9:30AM, a landmine explosive device had claimed the lives of four innocent children and one Ugandan national in Kotor West Area (Suk Sita). South Sudan region had been a conflict center during the war of vision for many years. This conflict had left remnants of war and landmine explosive devices that can endanger lives of thousands of residents. It is believed that any areas in South Sudan that has scraps mental is not safe, and must be marked as dangerous places until proven safe by national Mine Action Authority.

When the incident happened yesterday morning, our team of Mine Action Authority with our partners quickly ran to the area and confirmed that five people were killed and three were wounded. Among the deceased persons was a Ugandan who used to “collect mental scraps for his business purpose” according to the eyewitness. It is reported that the owner of the land has repeatedly warned and told them to “leave the area” but the victim continue to conduct his business; and moreover, he used to induce our children with some small cashes to engage them in collection of mental scraps.

The Mine Action Authority is here to warn the public that our country is not yet clear from unexploded ordinance (UXO) and abandoned explosive ordnance (AXO,) antitank mines and antipersonnel landmines and explosive remnant of war (ERW) that can threat the lives of the people. Unexploded ordnances (UXO) are weapons that for some reason “failed to detonate and became unexploded ordnance.” These unstable explosive devices are left behind during the struggle and the devices still pose dangers to our contemporary society as we speak.

Abandoned explosive ordnances (AXO) are explosive ordnances that have not been used or exploded during armed conflict and they remain underground, threatening the lives of the people. However, the national mine action authority with its partners are engaged in clearance of landmines and explosive remnants of war (ERW) all over the South Sudan to rid the people from this threat of explosives devices and remnants of war.

Therefore, the national Mine Action Authority in Juba and across the States of South Sudan is here to send their heartbreak condolences to the deceased families and alert the citizens and residents of South Sudan that they must be cautious when constructing, cultivating; digging, farming and grazing animals in the areas deem suspicious or known to be the battlefields during the war.

The peripheries of big cities of South Sudan in particular are contaminated with explosive remnants of war and all areas marked to be resident center must be checked first by the Mine Action Authority when the people wanted to build their houses or use it for business purpose. Thanks you so much for reading this public warning. We will continue as usual to educate the public about their safety and the environment we live in as usual.

Yours Sincerely,

Maj. Gen. Nyang Chol Dhuor
Deputy Chairperson of Mine Action Authority
Juba, Republic of South Sudan

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