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Australian-South Sudanese citizen "tortured" in Lakes state


March 10, 2013 (RUMBEK) - The chairman of the Rumbek Youth Union in Australia, Magang Chol Mathei, has appeal to Lakes state’s leadership to release an Australian citizen who has been arrested and allegedly "tortured" in connection with February’s inter-communal clashes.

Manyang Maker Tulba was arrested in February by Lakes state’s security services, when he was found in house near where the fighting took place, Mathei told Sudan Tribune.

More than 100 young men from the Kok section of the Dinka tribe who were suspected of involvement in the clashes are being held at a military prison in Langcok. The Governor has not allowed relatives, lawyers or human rights officials to visit the military base but there are unconfirmed reports that Manyang Maker Tulba has been badly mistreated while in custody.

Diaspora youth leader Magang Chol Mathei appealed to South Sudanese to write to the Governor asking him to release Manyang Maker Tulba, who he said had been "tortured".

Lakes state’s new governor has introduced a string of security measures to try and restore peace to the restive state, after a spate of cattle raids led to the sacking of his predecessor Chol Tong Mayay.

However, his tactics have not been popular among some residents who complain they are living under marshal law.

The Governor has banned all alcoholic drinks, apart from at a selection of hotels has restricted freedom of association in public places. Gun owners have also been asked to register their firearms, although no time frame has been announced.

Mathei told Sudan Tribune on Friday that Manyang Maker Tulba was"innocent" and there was "no need for him to be detained and tortured while he was not there where the fighting was occurred".

He described Manyang Maker Tulba’s condition as "critical".

"There is no any protection at all. I am concern about his welfare and his future."

He asked youth leaders in Lakes state to approach Governor Dhoul to ask him to free prisoners who are not involved in the recent insecurity.

Mathei said: "Governor Matur has done very great job by reducing the insecurity in the State that is what we want to let our state to be stable. We the youth of Rumbek in diaspora we are behind to support you 100 percent to end that culture of violence and insecurity within Agar land or across Lakes State and look forward for the betterment of our state."


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  • 11 March 2013 06:37, by Padiet Deng Alony

    Wash out you guys with dual citizen should take care.
    Here you are South Sudanese and when things goes bad you cliam to be Australian, Canadian American etc citizens.
    Donot stand in attendance, one lake in South Sudan and other in diaspora.
    You should be proud of your originality by birth that sound good to me.

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    • 11 March 2013 09:00, by Morthon Akol

      Comrade Deng, I do agree with you for those who are using dual citizenship they are the people massing up hold South Sudan.that man call Maker Tulba if he know himself as Australian what take him up to the fighting place? he must face the law.

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  • 11 March 2013 06:42, by master

    where is human rights
    that song you made headche by it when you are under khartoum rule

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  • 11 March 2013 06:53, by Alfredo christiani

    Dear Magang Chol
    Shut your dirty mouth on lake state affairs, refugee can’t say anything about the country he ran away from it. You are the most wanted criminal that’ why you ran and hide yourself in Diaspora. Don’t support murderers,

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    • 11 March 2013 06:57, by Tutbol

      Don’t just go there because you are from Australia.

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  • 11 March 2013 06:55, by Ayuiu Makuac Lam

    Magang, your leadership is fake why do you request the release of one person? Better to beg the release of 100 of Kok inmate all are suffering in prison.
    This time there is no right for south sudan-Australia citizen if he involve.

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    • 11 March 2013 07:04, by Kurnyel

      Many youth who did not have chances of going aboard are tooooo jealoushen they hear the words Australia, America or Canada. What is wrong has Magang committed here by asking your damn governor who is using 19th century torturing against innocents men and women of Rumbek. I said this clearly two years ago that these people called Agar were the only true Dinka we know here before they go to south Su

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      • 11 March 2013 07:12, by Kurnyel

        Many youth who did not have chances of going aboard are tooooo jealous when they hear the words Australia, America or Canada. some of you youths who are in South Sudan are full ill of hiv/aids that is why you were deny of coming here What is wrong has Magang committed here by asking your damn governor who is using 19th century torturing against innocents men and women of Rumbek.

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      • 11 March 2013 07:42, by Shadrack Nuer Machut

        People shouldn’t be released from prison by word of order. They must undergo processes of justice. There is no need of one person to be set free b’se he is an Australian-South Sudanese. You people should learn,stop blind support and be self esteemed. Governor is doing all his best to root out criminals.

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        • 11 March 2013 14:58, by Muordit machol

          Dear readers,i would like to make a point of correction about someboby call the chairman of Rumbek Youth in Australia. To be clear,Mangang Chol is not a Rumbek Youth lein all Australia because Australia have so many states and Territory where every states where Rumbek communities are they have their own chairperson of Rumbek Youth.Mangang is alia known around Australia as whole,tell him to shout

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  • 11 March 2013 08:07, by Madingthith

    Dear Rumbek Guys,
    I am appealing for the release of Australian Citizen to go back to Australia, it is sound pity to detain and other country citizen in accuse of being involved in the fighting that took place in Rumbek. How and when and Why did he accused of taking part in the fight?
    Educated Rumbeks intellectuals who are in diaspora will never come back as some of them experience torturing

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    • 11 March 2013 09:01, by Nuer Empire

      Release him,he could not even participate in useless fightings. He is innocently arrested. He is pure South Sudanese!! He is Autralian Citizen not by blood,but by law.He is a pure South Sudanese.
      The Nuer Empire

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      • 11 March 2013 15:21, by Muordit machol

        iwould like to give my special thank to the new caretaker governor of Lakes State Maj genral Matur Chut Dhuol. Natur has done alot now within a month, so we intellectuals of Lakes state we need to support him to continue with a work he has done within a month. Matur is not more educated than Chol Tong but what he had done for few days shows him that he is more educated than Chol Tong of Lakes Stat

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  • 11 March 2013 08:12, by Gat-khir

    This foreigner called Manyang maker involved himself in that tribal fighting and must remain in custody. Leave governor Matur alone and stop useless complain of releasing a criminal.

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  • 11 March 2013 08:47, by New Government

    Manyang must face it rough no excuse at all.
    we don;t want pretender while he was part of the problem.

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  • 11 March 2013 11:38, by James Maker Akok

    Southerns Sudanese,
    I see some people are talking no brain here. Those Southerns Sudanese who are in South Sudan and in another countries are all Southerns Sudanese Citizens. Southern Sudanese has Citizenship from another country should not think you are from another country citizen and people in South Sudan discriminate your Southern Sudanese has another country citizenship. We are all SS birth.

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