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Fangak Community in UNMISS POCs welcomes the arrival of SPLA-IO in Juba

Press statement
31 March 2016

Re: Fangak Community in UNMISS POCs (Juba) welcomes the arrival of SPLA-IO security forces in Juba

March 31, 2016 (SSNA) -- Fangak Community in UNMISS POCs, Juba, welcomes the historic arrival of SPLA-IO to Juba. We would like to, first and foremost, congratulate the Chairman and Commander-In-Chief of SPLM/A-IO and First Vice President of the Republic of South Sudan, Dr. Riek Machar Teny; for having committed himself, and the Movement, fully to the implementation of the Agreement on the Resolution of Conflict in South Sudan through letter and spirit.

We know you carry the dreams and aspirations for a peaceful and more united South Sudan on your shoulders. 

We would also like to commend the efforts exerted by the guarantors of the August peace deal by transporting the security forces to the would-be-capital of the TGONU. This is a critical step towards the successful implementation of the agreement aimed at ending the ongoing protracted conflict, which has claimed tens of thousands lives and displaced missions from their homes to refugee and UNMISS camps.

We urge the international community to continue supporting all the provisions of the peace agreement and stand by those principles stipulated in ARCISS. The international community and the region need to be tough on the recalcitrant party.

Finally, we salute the officers, NCOs and file of the SPLA-IO for their selfless sacrifices and invaluable contribution to the realization of peace in South Sudan. Your coming to Juba signifies security for the residents of Juba in particular, and South Sudan in general. 

VIVA SPLA-IO!
VIVA Dr. Riek Machar Teny!

Signed by: Fangak Community in UNMISS POCs (Juba)

Media under siege in South Sudan

Press statement
For immediate release

March 12, 2016 (SSNA) -- Journalist Afendi Joseph Deng went missing on 04 March 2016, after being abducted by security agents and dumped in a graveyard on Tuesday 8th of March after serious torturing.

African Centre for Transitional Justice (ACT-J) calls upon the Government of South Sudan under the Leadership of Kiir to respect Media professionals in the Country.

Torturing, harassment or Killings of Journalists, Human rights defenders is terrorism act that could be observes with care by International Human Rights bodies.  The current incident where Journalist Afenndi have been tortured is absolutely wrong and government of South Sudan should bring the culprits in to book.

Journalism is not a terrorism or criminal act but a profession for enlightenment. Anyone who harass, tortured and killed Professional Journalists in South Sudan on monthly basis is terrorist and should be immediately question or put under serious investigation.

African Centre for Transitional Justice (ACT-J) calls upon GRSS to bring in to book those who are torturing, harassing and killing Journalists in South Sudan. The unknown security agents MUST be identify this time by the GRSS and masses!

African Centre for Transitional Justice (ACT-J) is non-political, non-governmental organisation formed by professional South Sudanese Journalists and Lawyers to address issues of:

  • Transitional Justice and Accountability
  • Human Rights Monitoring and Documentation
  • Democracy and Governance, and
  • Peace Building in South Sudan /Africa.

ACT-J is a registered organisation and its Head office in Nairobi Kenya and having Branch in Juba.

Thanks,

Peter Gai Manyuon, Executive Director
ACT-J
Telephone+254-736425766
www.act-j.org

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