Home | News    Saturday 1 February 2014

Lakes state youth members enter second week of detention

separation
increase
decrease
separation
separation

January 31, 2014 (RUMBEK) - Authorities in South Sudan’s Lakes state are still holding five influential youth activists who have been held since January 20 without charge by the National Intelligence and Security Services (NISS).

Lakes state’s military caretaker Governor, Maj-Gen Matur Chut Dhuol, denies ordering their arrest but an officer from the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) in Rumbek has told Sudan Tribune on condition of anonymity that they were acting on his orders.

One of the detainees told the press on Friday said that despite being detained for over 10 days that had not been charged with any crime.

He said that they were being forced to sleep on the floor without mattresses but added that the prison warden had allowed family and friends to visit them.

"Our health is good" said the inmate who got access to a mobile phone on Friday.

The reason for their detention is unclear, as is whether they have been formally charged with a crime. It is illegal, under South Sudan’s constitution, to hold someone without charge for more than 24 hours.

The five young men who have been arrested include, Rolando Kau Maker, Monyde Manyang, Meen Matur, Marier Mabany, Johnson Madol Andrew and Macieth Makur.

The governor has also accused citizens who criticise his administration of being supporters of Riek Machar, the former Vice President who since mid-December has been leading a rebellion against Kiir’s government.

Civil society and activists have made several calls to South Sudanese President Salva Kiir Mayardit to remove the caretaker Governor from power but Kiir has so far overlooked the campaign.

Under South Sudan’s transitional constitution a by-election should have been held within three months of Governor Dhuol’s appointment in January 2013 after he predecessor was sacked by the President Kiir.

(ST)

Comments on the Sudan Tribune website must abide by the following rules. Contravention of these rules will lead to the user losing their Sudan Tribune account with immediate effect.

- No inciting violence
- No inappropriate or offensive language
- No racism, tribalism or sectarianism
- No inappropriate or derogatory remarks
- No deviation from the topic of the article
- No advertising, spamming or links
- No incomprehensible comments

Due to the unprecedented amount of racist and offensive language on the site, Sudan Tribune tries to vet all comments on the site.

There is now also a limit of 400 words per comment. If you want to express yourself in more detail than this allows, please e-mail your comment as an article to comment@sudantribune.com

Kind regards,

The Sudan Tribune editorial team.
  • 1 February 05:15, by Amantiel Kem

    Let the illiterate military caretaker governor joke with the youth of this great State by accusing youth all the time, the day we youth accept that will mark the ends of their leadership with his poor, uneducated husband Kiir (Abudigin)

    repondre message

    • 1 February 05:45, by Tong dut

      Those Dinkas are too trouble to south sudan, What happened in Bor will take place in Rumbek one day.
      Dinkas need to kill people only like their brother and what took place at Bor.
      Well done, their number is reducing due to trouble among them selves.

      repondre message

    • 1 February 06:03, by Bentiu son

      Amantiel Kem,yes,it becomes a norms for Kiir,yes men/women youths to label even their own messes to democratic leader Dr Machar Teny.Criticizing Dr Machar nowadays in Kiir genocidal regime became the sources of employment,gaining/maintaining posts/ranks/money from Kiir’s brutal regime.Shame to dictator Matur Chut Dhuol for detentioned youths in vain blindly.

      repondre message

  • 1 February 07:24, by Marco Bul

    When criticism is equated to Yau Yau(2013) and Riek Machar(2014),then there must be something wrong with SS.

    repondre message

Comment on this article


 
 

The following ads are provided by Google. SudanTribune has no authority on it.


Sudan Tribune

Promote your Page too

Latest Comments & Analysis


Al-Bashir’s decree fell short of Sudan’s demands 2014-04-17 09:57:38 By Mahmoud A. Suleiman Ampril 16, 2014 - This article comes against the backdrop of the Decree number 158 of 2014 passed by the National Congress Party (NCP) president Marshal Omer Hassan Ahmed (...)

Why hiring a lawyer if you can buy a judge 2014-04-17 09:11:43 By Dong Samuel Luak April 16, 2014 - Many people in South Sudan are asking, how long did it take President Salva Kiir to plan all this tragedy befalling our young country now? Recruitment, (...)

Abyei: Peace cannot be achieved through partial solutions 2014-04-16 06:23:14 By Maiwen Dot Phoet April 15, 2014 - Over the past month, reports received from sources on the ground in Abyei confirm the withdrawal of soldiers affiliated with South Sudan’s army and police (...)


MORE




VIDEOS



Latest Press Releases


Letter to the South Sudanese government on the ratification of the African Charter 2014-04-16 06:24:18 Letter to the Government of South Sudan on the ratification of the African Charter H.E. Salva Kiir Mayardit President of the Republic of South Sudan Juba, South Sudan CC: Dr. Barnaba Benjamin (...)

In Sudan, at least 26,000 primary school children risk repeating an entire school year 2014-03-21 08:42:00 UNICEF SUDAN PRESS RELEASE In Sudan, at least 26,000 primary school children risk repeating an entire school year Khartoum, 20 March 2014 --- Primary school-aged children in Sudan are in (...)

Civil society groups call on AUPSC to support holistic peace in Sudan 2014-03-11 07:22:46 An Open Letter from Sudanese Civil Society Addressing the Meeting of the African Union Peace and Security Council (PSC) on the Humanitarian and Political Crises in Sudan H.E. President Thabo (...)


MORE

Copyright © 2003-2014 SudanTribune - All rights reserved.