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Abraham murder: FBI official expected in Juba this week


December 18, 2012 (JUBA) - A senior official from the United State’s Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is expected to arrive in Juba this week to assist South Sudan’s police investigate the murder of a renowned political commentator, the US embassy said Tuesday.

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South Sudanese political commentator, Isaiah Ding Abraham Chan Awuol, who was shot dead by unknown gunmen in front of his house in Juba, early on the morning of Wednesday 5 December 2012 (Photo: Hayat)

Involvement of the US-based intelligence agency follows a 13 December meeting between South Sudan President, Salva Kiir and Susan Page, the US Ambassador to Juba, during which Kiir accepted an offer for FBI assistance.

Isaiah Diing Abraham Chan, a South Sudanese blogger was shot and killed on 4 December, after unknown assailants stormed his home in Gudele, located in the south-west of the capital, Juba.

No arrests have been made despite relentless efforts to track down his killers, while a $50,000 reward, courtesy of the country’s national security, has been promised to anyone with information on Abraham’s killers.

Abraham’s family say that he had received regular threats to stop his writing, which was regularly critical of the government and was published in Sudan Tribune and other websites.

Princeton Lyman, the US special envoy to Sudan and South Sudan on Friday expressed concerns over Abraham’s killings, urging South Sudanese authorities to carry out thorough investigations into his death.

“We hope that the investigation of that terrible tragedy will send a signal to all those who would violate the basic human rights here in South Sudan” Lyman told a press conference in Juba. The special envoy said he hoped that those responsible will be held to account.


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  • 19 December 2012 08:16, by Kurnyeil The Junior

    Ah aha I knew it, the killing of Dinka Bor man is a big mistake has every made by Kiir family, it has brought world most expensive intelligent to south Sudan, waw Dinka Bor must be some sort of valuable background, what would bar el ghazal do after they killed Dinka bor man?

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  • 19 December 2012 08:50, by Kang

    The FBI must start to question Kirr Mayardit, Salva Mathok and uyai Deng-ajak about renowned political commentator death.

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    • 20 December 2012 07:28, by Logic

      FBI, CIA, NSA & many other U.S agencies are among the most resourceful & corrupt orgs in the world, don’t understand what all the excitement is about! If its in their interest, we’ll have answers, if not! Then it will only be a symbolic gesture.. the level of ignorance amongst my brothers & sisters on this site is understated.

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  • 19 December 2012 09:07, by Jalaby

    What a shameful?! FBI investigates in such internal crime in a country that suppose to be an independent and has sovereignty?!
    I told you those people have no vision/mission and lack for patriotism, loyalty for the tribe only and no real feeling of belonging to the soil of that land!
    Well, a hell window is opened for thieves now on, I’m very sure Americans won’t just stop at

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    • 19 December 2012 09:11, by Jalaby

      this point but they’ll ask them to investigate the corruption, Wau shooting, cattle raiding, etc!
      US has used the carrot and stick to convince SPLA/M to allow them investigate, thieves do not like it at all but they’re so scared of US punishment and that may lead putting them in the list of the country that support the terror!

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      • 19 December 2012 09:20, by Jalaby

        I suggest FBI investigates the corruption also and brings thieves who embezzled $4bn to justice,well,justice in the south is not reliable and corrupted too hence it should be moved to US justice!
        I believe all ministers and governors are involved in corruption and money theft therefore they should be jailed in US terror prison in Guantanamo bay and spend the rest of their lives!

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        • 19 December 2012 09:40, by EES Kingmaker

          The FBI Investigating the embezzled $4 billion means forming a new RSS Government. All will go in should FBI lay its hands on that. It exposes RSS dirty linen in in front of enthusiastic but wary public. Perhaps it is the day of reckoning. It is also the new dawn for South Sudanese after years of deprivation by its home-grown thieving sons and daughters.

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      • 19 December 2012 09:43, by South South

        Oh the mentally retarded guy called Jalaby is out again, sorry, sorry, the man is sick mentally.

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        • 19 December 2012 11:49, by Jalaby

          South south,
          You really made me laugh so loudly LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOL!
          Thanks brother!

          Jalaby (Abo Ema wa Shal)

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  • 19 December 2012 09:16, by Mr Equal

    Really,"FBI" is coming to Juba to help south sudan police to investigate the death Of Abraham.Iam very glad to hear that. USA’s FBI does not care wether you are president or pop, you are going to be a countable for what you did. Either you did it directly or indirect.FBI will get you.Iam not sure if they are going to be soft on that case, otherwise president’s home-boys are going to be in trouble.

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    • 20 December 2012 08:37, by khamis

      Brother you are very glade becuase USA FBI is coming to your country. I call you random shooter son, do you really know how many crime in America every second? twity childern and seven adult were just killed two weeks.where was FBI? who do you think responsble?government is, because gun is allow to kill innocent poeple. do you think one man is better than beautifull 20 childern and 7 adults killed

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  • 19 December 2012 09:27, by EES Kingmaker

    FBI coming to South Sudan to investigate into Isaiah Abraham’s mysterious death circumstances, sends out mixed feelings. It either tells us that our Govt is weak and can’t have control over its citizens security. Or it is the beginning of the Bureau controlling South Sudan affairs from behind the scene. Call it cooperation as well___RSS is likely to be in full grip of US_____its life or death jaws

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    • 19 December 2012 09:46, by Young Lotuko

      they should investigate everything in South Sudan..I dont think the Spla or the police are going to be cooperative to that that FBI agent..and How much are they paying him? because i dont think he is doing it for free

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      • 19 December 2012 10:26, by EES Kingmaker

        Boy, the FBI is not coming on its own. The US ambassador to RSS requested our President to help in the investigation. Why shouldn’t SPLA cooperate then? FBI does not need our pay. Its US Govt. is paying the team for that. By the way the citizens are part of that mission. $50,000 is offered for it. Plse give information. You never know what will happen. Yesteray was Isaiah’s turn. Do you know yours

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  • 19 December 2012 09:52, by Biggy

    Federal Bureau Investigator will be on the ground just to ensure that thorough investigations are carried out, the issue of tribalism lets stop coz it wont help south sudan will remain south sudan come heaven come hell and we have to learn how to stay together as brothers and sisters as a nation

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  • 19 December 2012 09:55, by Makunon

    You’re highly welcome FBI and get us good results we needs. You will not play valley ball game like our security agencies who can arrest criminals today and tomorrow will meet you on the road walking freely.

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  • 19 December 2012 10:19, by Nyakuzuny

    I Sort The American FBI they will came to arrest Big bird’I don’t know about Decision of Dinka Bor Now ! you know Dinka Bor have the Same policies, and I believe Dinka Bor have a big deal with America to murdered Big bird,they all know how they do about Gogerial Intelligence.

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  • 19 December 2012 13:22, by Son of Ngundeng

    Dear South Sudanese, this is time for the cow boy to be arested and hand him over to I.C.C. sorry for corrupt government, F.B.I will do the best to south sudan this is the time for the civillian to take rest from the killing every night.

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  • 19 December 2012 15:02, by Foxtail

    that guy who invited the FBI into South sudanese will never facilitate any invitation at his/her capacity for the rest of his lives. this is because Isaiah Abram was killed by south Sudanese and that person can be track by those who sent him for a killing. this is crazy! you killed and ordered investigation even to the extent of ransom?

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  • 20 December 2012 05:00, by Nguetbuny de Luelpiny

    another country find the trust in another country. The coming of FBI if south Afraid of themselves to investigates. Good lack FBI, keep us inform. Those south criminal officials should to be investigete. South sudan admst is now in hotwater;America democracy will be like hotspicy at the asshole. They are running the GOSS like criminal Gangsters than traditional respect Govrt. SPLA/M need Reform.

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  • 3 April 2013 11:48, by stefan

    The death of the commentator Issiah Paul is a threat to South Sudan peace and security,why? He only expressed his views on the status quo some of which e-papierosy vision were supportive to the incumbent leader Mr Kiir.All people of Bhar El Gazal including Kiir are opposed to such killings.

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