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Senior FBI official arrives South Sudan to investigate assassination of Isaiah Abraham

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December 19, 2012 (JUBA) – US government has dispatched its first official of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) in order to organize the ground for an investigation of killing of a South Sudanese political commentator, Isaiah Abraham aka Diing Chan Awuol.

The first unnamed FBI official arrived Juba on Thursday and was received at Juba international airport by the officials of the US embassy in Juba.

Diing was killed in front of his house in Gudele area west of Juba main town. The government’s cabinet released an official statement a week ago suspecting that the murder was an assassination by 70% while the other 30% was related to some sort of revenge killing.

However, no culprits have been arrested despite President Kiir’s order to the security organs to bring the culprits to justice. These security organs include the national security which is under the Office of the President, Criminal Investigation Department (CID), a department in the ministry of Interior and possibly the Military Intelligence (MI) which is a department in the ministry of defense.

In a meeting this week with the US ambassador to South Sudan, Susan Page, Kiir agreed to the request by the ambassador to invite the US FBI agents to help trace the murderers of Isaiah Abraham.

The arrival of the FBI’s senior official was announced on Wednesday by the US Charge d’affaires, Michael Mclain, who further explained that the agency will help the government of South Sudan trace the criminals, particularly those who killed Isaiah Abraham.

The intervention of the FBI in the internal security of South Sudan indicates lack of capacity by the new country’s security organs to deal with such issues coupled with mistrust.

Security organs are widely suspected by the people for involvement in the disappearance and killing of people in the region, particularly in the capital, Juba. Heads of civil society organizations and the government’s human rights commission have called on the security ministers to resign for failure to secure the lives of the people.

The minister for national security, Oyai Deng Ajak, told the gathering at the funeral of Isaiah Abraham two days ago that he willing to resign from office if the investigations find that his organization is implicated in the murder.

Ajak who became the third senior official of intelligence after the incumbent President Salva Kiir in 1983 after the SPLM/A was formed said he would not want to see people killed again under his intelligence service. He lamented that the situation should not repeat itself as it used to be during the liberation struggle when a lot of people were murdered without their knowledge.

Late Isaiah Abraham was a leading political commentator and critic of the government and the leadership. Weeks before his demise late Isaiah Abraham called for the resignation of President Salva Kiir in a widely circulated article. He also cautioned the government to study its relationship with the SPLM-N and avoid risking South Sudan’s relations with the neighboring Sudan.

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  • 20 December 2012 07:46, by zulu

    Very seriouse actions must be taken to contain these security jeopardizing the President’s safety by driving racklessly with the President in a motorcade. Also defaming the President’s integrity by committing these crimes in his name. This is too much to fathom but it will be done and must done for the president to absolve himself from humilation.

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    • 20 December 2012 07:50, by Kurnyeil The Junior

      Waw I’m so exciting about this issue of Dinka bor man, so they Dinka bor man has brought big shake up in the country of fake people, waw, the criminal could be Nuer or Kiir boys, waw the Dinka Bor clan must be some sort of important tribes, FBI is there to find out who killed Dinka bor man, crimes will be stope soon I hope the killer will commit suicide soon, Kiir boys are stupid, they killed him

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      • 20 December 2012 07:59, by Logic

        Sad news indeed for the sovereignty of the new nation but somewhat good news for the family of the deceased if the investigation bares fruit.
        S. Sudanese government needs to really shake its self from this downward spiral its in, but doubtful given the mentality of many officials and if it reflects the mentality of some commentators on this site, the the country is in for a very long ride.

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      • 20 December 2012 08:50, by P.K.M

        FBI need to shine their lights of investigation to the Sudanese hired guns that are lingering covertly in South Sudan. Sudan has a history of killing Southern intellectuals dated back to the era of William Deng Nhial and the Killing of paramount’s chiefs at Bor in 1967. This is a history that is documented; you can see it on the British Archives and is all on line as well.

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      • 20 December 2012 09:05, by Nyakuzuny

        Kurnyeil the Junior brother don’t Involves Nuer in this Crimes , we Dinka Bor And the Nuer we are now friend please shut up your mouth , don’t repeate again this comment , leaves this crimes In Gogerial people because they are very tired for Poverty, they are all needing Chickens while there is money and Oils Was closed , they all comes to mudered people in South Sudan.

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    • 20 December 2012 09:19, by Gatbentiu

      Almost everybody in South Sudan believed that Abraham was killed by security agents,even if they send CIA or FBI as they did I doubt the truth will never be announced.
      dholbentiu@mail.com

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    • 21 December 2012 08:49, by okucu pa lotinokwan

      This senior FBI,should also take action on investigating the death of our Hero John Garang De mabior in the helicoter crash.
      OKUCU PA LOTINOKWAN

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  • 20 December 2012 07:47, by Kurnyeil The Junior

    Waw I’m so exciting about this issue of Dinka bor man, so they Dinka bor man has brought big shake up in the country of fake people, waw, the criminal could be Nuer or Kiir boys, waw the Dinka Bor clan must be some sort of important tribes, FBI is there to find out who killed Dinka bor man, crimes will be stope soon I hope the killer will commit suicide soon, ahahaha ahahaha

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  • 20 December 2012 08:11, by wang

    Deng Ajak and his groups knows exactly who were murder Isaiah Abraham, but wanted to play game against FBI by wasting their time carryout that joke investigation. Hope true would soon come out.

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  • 20 December 2012 08:24, by Makunon

    FBI. Please go to the hill sides and investigate too helicopter crashed which killed our hero Dr. John Garang and publish it to all citizens of South Sudan to know the killer

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    • 20 December 2012 08:29, by EES Kingmaker

      Logic
      The FBI is not here to investigate tribal haters or instigators, but arraigning any potential criminals or killers. I hope RSS authorities will cooperate with him, not just giving out statements for public relations. Those criminals must be tracked down & found out by all means__ using all tools at RSS disposal. Or else its image or reputation tarnished for failing to protect its citizens.

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    • 20 December 2012 08:37, by EES Kingmaker

      What about when FBI or US was part or behind of Dr. Garang unfortunate demise? Will it accept the request? Let’s not mix up issues. Wait for an outcome if at all any and see the seriousness of our Govt. It is a litmus test in tracking down his killers.

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      • 21 December 2012 07:01, by khamis

        thank brother for your concern. Arab had said this during civil war and peace south sudan will never govern themself, now we are coming to the point that their accusation is true. learning leadership not knowing difference between governmen and commentators. who is abraham? we lost two mollion life not unoriented person. Dr. John garang dead wasn’t reported to FBI, because US was beyond his dead.

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    • 20 December 2012 08:44, by mzee wewe

      Hey man, Garang Death is not a priority here but Isaiah Abraham. Garang death was very professional .

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  • 20 December 2012 08:45, by Nyakuzuny

    Waw Senoir FBI Arrives in Capital Juba to Investigate Assassinate of Dinka Bor Man , this one will not be a big Issue , FBI Arrives in Capital Juba for many crimes . they are coming and Arrest Big Bird ,or they will Mudered Big Bird , if those of Illitrate in Gogorial Came to fight with FBI , FBI Will gives them more Food for eating; they will eat too-much because they are loves food Too-much.

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  • 20 December 2012 08:54, by dinkdong

    What is he (U.S. FBI agent) going to do if he went and find out Kiir has hand in killing Abraham Diing? It is just going to be like the death of John Garang, when the investigators tasked with finding the cause of the crash turned out with empty hands and unexpected stories, blaming it on the bad weather. John Garang was killed by Museveni who was sent by Americans. These truths were so critical,.

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    • 20 December 2012 09:01, by dinkdong

      ... the facts were so critical that the investigators think it will cause another war if they tell the truths, so they say bad weather caused the crash. That’s what is going to happen in the case of Diing Abraham.

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    • 20 December 2012 09:32, by EES Kingmaker

      Dinkdong
      It is not only in South Sudan or Africa that cover-up stories are laced up against the truths. The investigators may come up with some true litanies or forged stories or and recommendations. The problem will not be who killed him just as the case of Dr. Garang’s death, but will any outcome of investigations be made public if a member of Kiir’s Govt.is implicated in that murder of Isaiah?

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  • 20 December 2012 10:01, by Juba City

    Wow! that is very gr8 news to hear. I am sure those of Kiir will panic now since its absolutely be found guilty of killing Mr.Diing and accountable of 4m USD.

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  • 20 December 2012 10:17, by PANTEM

    What had happened to investigations Late Dr. John Garang,the Founder n Father of South Sudan Nation. When we’ll invite CIA or KGB or MI6 to investigate the cause of chopper crashed?
    What’s problem with South sudanese Leadership?
    Now, you are investigating paid agent death who killed unknown man or men wrote nonesense about his own country. I hope that Senior FBI we’ll get kill tonight.

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    • 20 December 2012 11:06, by EES Kingmaker

      Remember on one side of the coin Isaiah Abraham was accused of writing nonesense about his country. The other side is that he is alerting us___the ignorant and the voiceless. Do you have any ability to kill the FBI agent who was called to assist setting your tearing house in order? At times let’s be grateful to our friends or allies for their part in sorting out our biggest mess.

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  • 20 December 2012 17:48, by master

    Abraham & his likes are/were brainless
    they just hatred sudan
    he was backed oil shut down & at last article he wrote flattered north to allow south oil to flow when he felt that the sitution agiravated in
    south sudanese
    he want us to help him now & 2morrow stab us
    you would survive without oil as you said !!
    you should know that you are in desperate need for sudan at least in the next 2 dec

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    • 21 December 2012 07:54, by EES Kingmaker

      Abraham couldn’t be a brainless person. Please, don’t harbor hate for the ghost. Why did you confront him when he was alive? Doing so while he is in his deathbed, is a cowardice act. Oil shutdown was a Govt. decision. We all supported oil shutdown either in solidarity with our Govt or out of ignorance. Did you raise your voice against it? Let’s not gossip and set limits for them. Why now? Were you

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  • 21 December 2012 11:08, by kuac Agol

    What is so important about the killing of Isaih Abraham whom i think is like the other people killed in South Sudan that the Federal burea for investigation [FBI] has travelled all ways from US for that small reason of so called commentator killed in our young nation and they have done it for several people killed including DR. John who is the senior liberator of South Sudan
    Shame on hime

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  • 21 December 2012 15:10, by Kikiji longiro

    Hey All,
    You all seems to be new in these criminal activities in the South Sudan.These criminals are all a part of the South Sudanese security service.Who in us didn,t remember that the police in juba broke bottle in the secret part of the woman in the prison to remove a child of their police chief.
    Anyway,worldwide which police are looking for sex until prison,if it,s not only South Sudanes

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  • 21 December 2012 15:22, by Kikiji longiro

    The IBI will not find anything because this action done was not done innocently but well planned by the authorities.
    were there no neighbours looking when this accident took place?
    In Liberia an airplane was moving down towords crushing while the eyes of people were seeing,didn,t one guy took the photo and sold to the reporters of CNN with $ 10,000 US dollars.
    those close by the house kno

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