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South Sudan Red Cross condemns conditions in Bor central prison


December 3, 21012 (BOR) – The South Sudan Red Cross (SSRC) has concluded that the conditions in which inmates are currently housed in Bor prison on Jonglei state are unacceptable.

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Bor central prison inmates, South Sudan (ST)

On 28 November SSRC conducted an assessment of Bor Central Prison, at the request of the UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS).

“When we went into the female side we found out many of them lacked blankets, mosquito nets, sleeping mats, washing soap, and some of them have children in the cell,” the Director of Red Cross, David Gai Deer told Sudan Tribune.

He noted the importance of the nets in light of Bor’s mosquito problem, and their capacity to transmit malaria.

“It is our constitutional mandate to assist the vulnerable people in prison,” he added.

He said his office intends to support around 240 inmates in the prison with blankets, mats and nets and other supplies, with plans to extend the programme out to prisons elsewhere in the state.

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South Sudan Red Cross Bor director, David Gai Deer (ST)

Requesting anonymity, a Bor prison inmate told Sudan Tribune he had been held there since 2006 and that conditions are improving. "We used to be forced to lie down in rows, naked and with either water or spirit smeared on the buttocks and beaten terribly early in the morning and soon after sun set at evening; that was between 2006 and 2008." He claimed that although the conditions are still not hospitable, the beatings have stopped.

Human Rights Watch released a report on the South Sudanese prison system in June describing arbitrary arrests and “dire” conditions.

Minister of interior, Alison Manani Magaya, denied the allegations, describing the report as “not objective” and claiming that HRW “deliberately ignored” the “substantial improvements” made in various prisons.


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  • 4 December 2012 06:50, by Jalaby

    This picture from Rumbek prison, they treat their people like animals may be cows are much valuable than human being!
    Welcome to "New South Sudan", the land of freedom and liberty!!

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    • 4 December 2012 07:12, by Force 1

      Jalaby; what are you implying? Are you saying things were good when Sudan was only one nation? What are the good things Southerners are missing because they are an autonomous region now? Please move on with your life; because these two Sudans; are not coming back as a one nation again.

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  • 4 December 2012 06:58, by sudani

    This is not Rumbek you idoit. It is bor prison.

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    • 4 December 2012 07:17, by Force 1

      Sudani, tell him, you may be the only one who will convince him.

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  • 4 December 2012 07:09, by Jalaby
  • 4 December 2012 07:16, by Jalaby

    Dai Kurokawa / EPA
    Shackled inmates wash their hands and feet at a yard in Rumbek Central Prison in Rumbek, South Sudan, Oct. 24

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  • 4 December 2012 07:46, by Ruach

    Jallaby:Don’t post lies here.These must be photos from your terrorists country! You have a prison called cover where thousands are treated and beaten to deaths like Darfurians, Nubians and people from Blue Nile

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  • 4 December 2012 08:20, by Jalaby

    A mentally ill woman, who wardens identified as Sandy, stands naked in a squalid cell,
    in Juba’s Central Prison, in South Sudan.

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    • 4 December 2012 08:29, by Jalaby

      There is a full size picture for this lady who appears completely naked in that picture and there is no way that I can post such disgusting and sad picture!
      There is another picture for young guys shows they had been badly beaten in their asses and you can see the mark of torture clearly in their asses, I can’t also post that type of picture!

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      • 4 December 2012 10:06, by dinkdong

        What is this commenting with pictures? They don’t tell anything, do you know that?

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      • 4 December 2012 10:30, by South Dengjok

        Dear Jalaby,
        shame on u 4 useless commence and valueless picture u are posting,but 4 what I know these pictures are nat the picture of S.Sudanese people in either Bor or Rumbek prison,these are the picture of our people and Darfur guys that you normally torture differently in ur North Sudan,cuze we have more info bout da way u are mistreating our people while we don,t do it to ur people here.

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      • 4 December 2012 10:40, by South Dengjok

        Dear Me,
        useless Jalaby,if i were u I could nat posted these nonsense things,cuze it really showed dat u are nat familiar bout peace and Human Right da world is campaign 4,but let our pple suffer in North and ur people will suffer according cuze most of ur pple migrate from this torture & hungry dat u undergone with some are trader,doctor,technician and r now in S.Sudan,we will fuck them so much

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  • 5 December 2012 07:33, by littlejimmy

    is this Guy confuse, what’r you smooking? shut your got damp mouth and tell the truth, these image you post is not Bor either Rombek. this are Darfurian and Nubian you damp Gov’ misstreate as your slave killing inonses people.

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