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Head of South Sudan Civil Society Alliance missing since Wednesday


July 6, 2012 (BOR) - The Chairperson of South Sudan’s Civil Society Alliance, Deng Athuai, has been reported missing since Wednesday night, the executive director of the group, Biel Boutros has revealed.

Boutros told South Sudan Radio on Friday that his colleague had last been seen at the his residential place at Beach Hotel in Juba, adding that he suspected Athuai had been kidnapped.

Boutros, who heads the South Sudan Human Rights Advocacy Association (SSHRAA), described his colleague as instrumental in following up on the lost $4 billion that is alleged to have been stolen by corrupt South Sudanese officials since 2005.

“As per now, we cannot point any finger at anyone because we don’t know who picked him”, he said over the local radio.

Boutros said that on 11 June Deng Athuai was among the activists that marched to South Sudan’s parliament asking the government to reveal the identities of 75 officials suspected of corruption.

South Sudan’s President recently wrote to 75 senior officials asking them to return stolen money anonymously into a bank in Kenya.

According to Boutros, Deng left the hotel at about 8:30 PM local time, on a motor bike, to buy his ailing nephew something in the nearby market but never returned.

Boutros urged the government to investigate the disappearance of of his boss urgently.


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  • 7 July 2012 07:19, by katnyokarieu

    Oh that is sad news,Deng Athuai u put ur self in problem.those gangster re more stonger than who ever in s.sudan including president salva kiir is fearing to account for them,may almighty God protect u in that dialema

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  • 7 July 2012 07:21, by Dinkawarrior

    I hope he is alive and be release by those criminal who want to block the right of South Sudanese people. Put in minds that if he die then there will be more death in South Sudan which including hand over to the ICC.
    God have mercy on Deng Athuai!!

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    • 7 July 2012 07:47, by katnyokarieu

      Dinkawarriors what is wrong today bro? re u drunk?oh today is weekend , u have bell Nile special re flowing in home and away,u have been dismaying the readers with dumb ass suport to SPLM. Have u see how they messing up in Juba. republic of self services (RSS) don,t know human right.

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      • 7 July 2012 09:16, by Dinkawarrior

        Listen to me, I m not a drunkard nor being a hater of the truth. I strong believed that SPLM/A are the founding fathers of our nation, no doubt at all but I don’t like such behaviors of kidnapping. It’s an Islamic ideology. I know your allergic to SPLM/A while suporting the enemy of our people. For how long are you going to kisses Arab asses?

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        • 7 July 2012 10:19, by katnyokarieu

          Dinkawarrior am not allergic SPLM,it was my stronger supported since the inception SPLM first national convention in chukudum in 1994 until 2005 when Garang die,i attended that convention personal.but after the take over this cowboy,i couldn,t support SPLM but SPLA which is the back borne of South sudan.but they will indulged in corrupt since army man having option but to adhere to the order from

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    • 7 July 2012 13:38, by Aarai Baka

      Sounds like whoever have a share of $4 billion will got kidnapped if im not wrong.

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  • 7 July 2012 07:49, by Peter Marko

    I hope my uncle, Deng Athuai, is still alive. Those criminal thugs who looted $ 4 billions should be held accountable, should something happen to him. These thugs must know that killing him will not selience us. We, the people of S. Sudan are more determined than ever to recover the stolen money.

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    • 7 July 2012 08:07, by Dinka Dominated SPLA/M

      Biel Boutros is the prime suspect in his boss disappearance of his both. Ah

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      • 7 July 2012 09:04, by Ruach

        Deaths to Garang Boys and one who trusts them!! Death to them once more!!

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        • 7 July 2012 09:28, by Dinkawarrior

          What do you mean by Garang’s boys? do you mean Red Army? You need to behave like a real person than being a traitor like your uncles! There is no doubt in my mind that your one the White Army Terrorists Group? Your uncle Biel has a lot of question to be answer if Deng Athuai has no where to found. We are watching all the traitors closely, your ways of talking, doing thing, and so forth.

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          • 7 July 2012 10:20, by mohammed ali

            Dinkworrior, you can’t supress the truth! All S.Sudanese in Juba are calling the same thing " Death to Garang boys" This man commited a huge crime. He would be eliminated! How dare call the thieves to return the stolen $ 4 Billions? The thieves, mostly Garangs boys, will definetly torture & kill him.The thieves think & believe that SS is their private farm.

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            • 7 July 2012 12:21, by Dinkawarrior

              Mohammed Ali?
              You’re pig-fucker sounded, those who said that shit are your slaves who used to kiss your asses. That is why they’re so bitter about Garang’s boys but they’re go to be resistant. Who the hell stollen $9 and $12 billions? Where those thieves belong Garang? You need to stay away from South Sudan problems, your sounded like evil agency?

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        • 7 July 2012 22:50, by panom lualbil

          RUACH ?

          I am not happy hearing this news but dont ever bring MARTYR GARANG names for curse, my friend. Garang did say long time ago that he found right solders to fight arabs but he didnt find right people to equally distribute foods. He was right and if he was alive now, he would repeat it. I recently dislike kiir anymore.

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  • 7 July 2012 08:03, by Madina Tonj

    Look this is why the rule of law have to be set up so that, everyone including president must respect any single written in a constitutional, but when you see a government is asking officials politely to return the Public money and’’ their names are not going to be display, this is absolutely lacking understanding indeed to know what is law?

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    • 7 July 2012 10:26, by mohammed ali

      Tonj: who will set the rule of law? Do you excepect the thieves to set a rule that sends the to jail? These pple have no dignity! How would could you stay on power when your president tell you infront of the whole world : YOU ARE A THIEVE, YOU HAVE STOLEN BILLION OF DOLLARS! How dare they face the pple of SS!

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  • 7 July 2012 08:08, by Majongdit

    What a bad news! Deng Athuai need to celebrate the independence. If he has been kidnapped, then so much worse for their purpose (of those kidnappers)than allowing him free to run his civil society activities whether on corruption, democracy, etc etc

    I wish Deng is alive and unharmed

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  • 7 July 2012 08:24, by Daniel Buolmawei

    There’s no way South Sudan money would be robbed and Southerners be intimidated by lynching, otherwise that South Sudan will be bloody like my colleague put it if Deng really confirmed dead. These corrupt elements may be powerful, but people have many ways to eliminate them.I hope they will keep him alive not spark revolution against themselves.

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  • 7 July 2012 08:35, by viper

    The MAFIAS of the SPLM have started eliminating those defending the rights of our pple. Why could this innocent Deng Athuai be kidnapped ? Is it because he is calling for the prosecution of those 75 MAFIAS? OMG! Where is this country heading? Kidnapping! Then Kiir should shut of for fear of another kidnapping. O God help this poor Deng Athuai

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  • 7 July 2012 09:24, by Junior Politician

    That’s not fair, let pray for his kidnapers to return him with no harm. The thugs corrupt officials had set him up to hired people to kidnapped him.

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  • 7 July 2012 09:46, by Peter Marko

    Breaking News
    Deng Athuai have been found on the Bor JUba road barely, and was taken to Juba Teaching Hospital in critical condition. He was beaten up badly by the kinappers, and then they threw him on the side of the road thinking that he has died. May almighty God help him recover quickly so he could tell the public who kinapped him. Shame on you thugs.

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    • 7 July 2012 11:31, by Augustino Ambros

      Hey ma dear friend! is what u r saying true?
      That Deng Athuai was found! OMG i wish it is true that he is alive.

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      • 7 July 2012 11:42, by Peter Marko

        What I am saying is true. He is alive but in a bad shape. let us pray for him, so God hepls him recover quickly. I came to know this information because he, Deng Athuai, is my uncle from my mom side. He is a great with a warm, and caring heart.

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  • 7 July 2012 09:56, by Waucity

    The kidnappers are Nuers, who wants to turn Dinkas against each other in order to over throw President Kiir...This was a good set up to make it seem like it was those in higher position in the government that did it..We have to be awake now because the down fall of economy is a time for enemies to get clever...Turn the country against itself...You have to highly pretect athuai in Bor,we need truth

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    • 7 July 2012 18:44, by James Maker Akok


      Please Waucity! may you stop that language of yours about Nuer, you are going to cause big problem and that will be for you alone not every Dinka. Let South Sudan people with South Sudan Government find those people who kidnapped Deng and they must be brought down according to the government Law but not tribes law.

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  • 7 July 2012 09:59, by Waucity

    Peter Marko my brother, you should have not reveal which hospital he was in, please try to be smart..Our dear leaders will finish!!..

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    • 7 July 2012 10:28, by katnyokarieu

      Yes mr.waucity u re right becozs the same thugs will go to night and kill him to dead.to the relative of Deng Athuai take this away from that poor hospital for security purpose let him Rx at home.

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  • 7 July 2012 22:34, by panom lualbil

    This is really a very very bad and appalling new if DENG ATHUAI who committed himself to claim [$4m] of all citizens from ONLY 75 corrupters is going to be miss ! Ashame on MR. SALVA. This is the first time dinka become failure. I am dinka but i didnt like ugly person who favor murders.

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  • 14 February 2013 19:48, by dennishobson

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