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South Sudan’s Kiir authorised to release political detainees: Telar

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January 27, 2014 (KHARTOUM) - South Sudan’s constitution authorises president Salva Kiir to release political detainees, said presidential legal adviser Telar Deng in a statement from the Sudanese capital, Khartoum, where he is has been for the past two days.

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President Omer al-Bashir (R) receives South Sudan presidential adviser (L) in his office, Khartoum , on 26 January 2014 (SUNA)

Deng met with Sudanese president Omer al-Bashir on Sunday and handed him a message from his South Sudanese counterpart on the implementation of the signed agreements, according to the official news agency SUNA.

On Monday he also met with the speaker of the National Assembly al-Fatih Izzaledin to thank the Sudanese parliament for sending a delegation to support the South Sudan during the current conflict.

Following his meeting with Izzaldein, Telar reaffirmed that president Salva Kiir can order to release the political detainees but stressed that such measure should be done through legal measures.

"It is necessary to implement the law first," said Telar adding "because it is the same law and the constitution which enable the president to order their release and to pardon them" he emphasised.

In a separate deal on the political detainees, the two sides agreed that they have a role to play in the political process which is expected to start on 7 February. However there is no mention about their release..

The presidential adviser said the security situation is improving in the country, pointing out that it is through dialogue not violence a settlement to the current crisis can be reached.

He also reaffirmed the commitment of the South Sudanese government to the cessation of hostilities agreement signed on 23 January in Addis Ababa, and called on the rebels to observe it.

Asked about the oil production, Telar said security situation hampers its production in some areas, stressing that the impact of war however it not too big.

(ST)

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  • 28 January 2014 08:02, by Agutthon

    Don’t release them they are a national threat. The President have given amnesties and pardons in the past but what happen? Peter Gatdet, Tanginye etc. It is the common man that will suffer

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    • 28 January 2014 08:18, by Deng II

      Aguthon
      My spirit prediction state that, those detainers has no leverage to harm the government. They will be like Karibuno Kuanyin Bol and Arok thon to the movement. They are just exhausted and shame. Although they can join Risky, they not going to take any more men any way. let them release.

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    • 28 January 2014 08:24, by Wicdail

      Releasing of these guys is no long a matter of lying. But it has become an international issue. Whether Kirr and his thugs like it or not, they have to release them or face the consquences.

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  • 28 January 2014 08:28, by Makuen Ci Nhomwan

    To Kim Deng
    Dinka is everywhere. it is a matter that Dinka is not tribalistic like your nuer leader dr. Riek who fool u up to no body’s business. Dinka will fuck u one by one when they agree with tribal war. I knows your moral is down these days.just continue crying thugs and primative.

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  • 28 January 2014 08:30, by tootke’bai-ngo

    Agutthonic,
    those detainees are not likes of Gatdet, Tankanyang e.t.c, they are the your heros who liberated our country. See what is happening with Yau Yau, his amnesty always remains in place even though he just massacred haundreds of civilians less than 3 months ago. those detainees have no bloods on their hands and shouldn’t be hold without charges for more a day as per constitution.

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  • 28 January 2014 09:17, by Raanchol

    Kim Deng,
    You are an eye witness to what happened to you and your father Riek when you tried, forget these issues saying always that Dinka days are numbered but start the heart of peace, Telar Ring, congrats, for your message, this should be understood properly that if someone rebels against the law, the law must first take its course before any damn release, I want these guys in court, period.

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  • 28 January 2014 10:19, by Marco Bul

    Dear Readers.
    Don’t seriously take this moron called Kim Deng.All his notes are outdated and overused.
    To the topic.Those detainees are harmless.They didn’t planned this tribal rebellion.They were just calling for SPLM Convention.No more,no less.

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  • 28 January 2014 12:38, by Philosopherking

    This is how you know Kirr Government is a mess. They do not know who should do what. Apparently mister ’fake lawyer’ is officially South Sudan’s Foreign Minister! What a mess.

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    • 28 January 2014 17:08, by jijury

      Kiir’s tribal advisor Telar Deng, Dr. Riek Gai Kok and Tut Tew went to Khartoum to convince Bashir to support their brutally activities in South Sudan forgetting that their friends were removed from government by Bashir months ago especially Ali Osman now they returned to Juba with empty promises. ah ah ah ha

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