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SSHURSA Honours Nelson Mandela And Pays Condolences to His Family

Press statement: For immediate release; December 5, 2013

New York, December 5, 2013 (SSNA) -- The staff and members of the South Sudan Human Rights for Advocacy (SSHURSA) have received with great shock, the death of the former South African President Nelson Mandela. He died on December 5, 2013 at the age of 95 in South Africa.

SSHURSA staff and members country wide send their heartfelt condolences to the family of Mandela, South Africans and the entire world of conscience.

Nelson Mandela has been an icon of justice, peace and humanity. He fought against evils of Apartheid in South Africa and remained opposed to all forms of injustices which dehumanize the dignity of human beings.

His death is a sad event but his zeal, courage and thirst for a just, equal, equitable, human rights and rule of law abiding society shall remain a burning candle in the hearts and minds of all those who work for the good of humanity, the universality of human rights and rule of law.

Today December 5th 2013, in South Sudan also marks one year when South Sudanese Human Rights defender, colleague and friend Isaiah Abraham was assassinated in Juba, South Sudan and since then justice remains undone. As we remember Peace lover and forgiver Mandela, we remember also Isaiah and all those who died in thirst for a just nation to have South Sudan as an independent state. SSHURSA pays tributes to all fallen justice advocates world over. 

SSHURSA staff and members thank Mandela for his life that he sacrificed to serve and save human dignity and may his soul rest in eternity.  God bless him, God bless his family, God bless South Africa and may the world follow the exemplary life Mandela had lived. Madiba, we will always miss you.

Signed:

Biel Boutros Biel
Executive Director, SSHURSA
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South Sudan Human Rights Society for Advocacy (SSHURSA) is an incorporated non political and non profit making Human Rights organization founded in June 2007 by South Sudanese Lawyers and Law Students at Makerere Law Development Centre (LDC), Kampala-Uganda. In 2009, it became operational in South Sudan with its head office in capital city Juba and co-ordination offices in the states. It membership composes of individuals and organizations who believe in its human rights protection mandate. Its vision is for a democratic and human rights abiding South Sudan and with its mission to monitor, document and publish human rights status in South Sudan and also train general public on Constitution, the importance of human rights, fundamental freedoms of an individual, Rule of Law, democracy, Transitional Justice and International Humanitarian Law , all geared towards creating a more responsible, justice and good governance oriented South Sudan. SSHURSA pays special focus on the rights of children, women and other vulnerable groups .It also keeps close attention to the strict observance of the supreme law, The Constitution.

SSHURSA Commemorates Isaiah Abraham’s 1st Anniversary of His Assassination

SSHURSA COMEMMORATES ISAIAH ABRAHAM’S 1ST ANNIVERSARY OF HIS ASSASSINATION, PAYS CONDOLENCES TO THE FAMILY AND CALLS ON THE PROSECUTOR TO BRING SUSPECTS TO JUSTICE

PRESS RELEASE: For Immediate Release: December 5, 2013

New York, December 4, 2013 (SSNA) -- December 5th, 2013, marks a year without justice for the family of late Isaiah Abraham. Such a failure by the state is an attack on South Sudan’s Constitution 2011 and the universality of human rights.

Today, South Sudan Human Rights Society for Advocacy (SSHURSA, in solidarity with the family and people of good conscience, continues to remember the late Isaiah’s assassination. His death marks the darkest day in the fight against dictatorship, abuses of rule of law and human rights as the late was on forefront, challenging the evils beshaming the new state contrary to the liberation principles.

On January 3, 2013, the former National Minister for Information and Broadcasting Hon. Barnabas Marial Benjamin, announced that the government of South Sudan had arrested some suspects over the murder of the late yet it is one year today; no one has been brought to justice. Such silence is a clear violation of fair trial under Article 19(4) of the Constitution and this raises the following questions:

Who killed Isaiah? Who sent them to kill him? Where are the suspects? When are they going to be tried?

SSHURSA, through the National Minister of Justice calls on the office of the Prosecutor General in the Ministry of Justice to bring the suspects for trial so that justice is done for the family of our colleague. It also calls upon the public to continue condemning evils that are consuming South Sudan so that the country upholds the values South Sudanese sacrificed their blood for. SSHURSA will continue as usual to remember the late on every 5th day of the month until Justice is done. Our condolences to the family.

Signed by:

Biel Boutros Biel; LLB (Hons, BU-Uganda)
Executive Director, SSHURSA, South Sudan

About SSHURSA: South Sudan Human Rights Society for Advocacy is an incorporated non political and non-profit making Human Rights organization founded in June 2007 by South Sudanese Lawyers and Law Students at Makerere Law Development Centre (LDC), Kampala-Uganda. In 2009, it became operational in South Sudan with its head office in Juba and co-ordination offices in the states. Its vision is for a democratic and human rights abiding South Sudan. Its mission is to monitor, document and publish human rights status in South Sudan and also train general public on the importance of human rights, fundamental freedoms of an individual, Rule of Law and democracy, all geared towards creating a more responsible, justice and good governance oriented South Sudan.. SSHURSA works closely with the National Human Rights Commission and other like-minded institutions. For more information on this statement or about SSHURSA, contact us on E-mail: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or visit us on our webpage at: http://www.sshursa.org

Juba-based Lou Nuer Youth Association to Hold Election on December 15th

Monday, December 2, 2013
Announcement for the Lou Nuer Youth Association Election in Juba

Dear Members,

Juba, December 2, 2013 (SSNA) -- On December 01/2013, the current committee of LNYAD, led by Yien Boor had called the General Assembly Annual meeting to brief the public about the overall activities of the Association. After lengthy reports, the team had asked the members that their time in the leadership of LNYAD is almost expired according to the Article 12 (2) of the constitution of the Association. The members of LNYAD accepted the handover of the leadership according to the constitution mandate.

We are urgently informing our members in South Sudan that the Electoral Commission Board is calling all applicants who are interesting to run for the leadership positions of the LNYAD. The election will take place on December 15/2013 and the venue will remain the same or any change will be communicated to the members of LNYAD. All applicants are strongly requested to revisit the criteria, eligibility and requirements in accordance to the constitution of the LNYAD before he/she applies for the positions. Please submit your application before December 10/2013.

If you have any questions, please contact us or come to our small office across KCB Bank in Ministries for briefing if you need more explanation. We look forward to receive your concern peacefully and your contribution/help is highly welcome.

The following are Vacancies for competition

1. Chairman of the LNYAD
2. Deputy Chairperson of LNYAD
3. Secretary General of LNYAD
4. Secretary for Finance
5. Secretary for Information

Signed by: Electoral Commission Board

1. Peter Reat Gatkuoth -- (211 913 167 247)
2. Tut Lam Kier -- (211 954 707 274)
3. Simon Gatluak Yat -- (211 956 165 771)
4. Ker Wectuor Both -- (211 956 449 9494)
5. Paulino Kueth Puk -- (211 955 555 593)

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