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S. Sudan security arrests three over alleged rebel links

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AUGUST 25, 2014 (JUBA) – South Sudanese national security agents have arrested three people in Western Bahr el Ghazal state for alleged involvement in rebel activities.

George Livio Bhara, the son of state advisor on economic affairs Livio Bhara, along with Martin Agustino Dawut and his father, Justin Wanawila, were arrested on Sunday.

A security source told Sudan Tribune that the trio were monitored over a period of time, with reports indicating they maintained links with rebels loyal to former vice-president Riek Machar.

“The three men were on Sunday taken to Juba for further investigation,” the source noted.

However, Bhara denied his son’s alleged links with rebels, demanding his immediate release.

“My son is quiet and innocent, he was on leave from his work for almost a month of which he is due to resume his work next month on the 6 September, he has nothing to do with security issues,” Bhara told Sudan Tribune by phone from the state capital, Wau.

He said his son was arrested by security personnel after he returned from a family assignment in town.

“Am a member in the current government serving as state government advisor for economic affairs. How can my own son have links with rebels without my knowledge? This is not true,” he said.

The incident comes a week after security agents arrested and briefly detained four Bakhita FM radio staff members in Juba after it broadcast reports on clashes between rebels and government forces in Unity state.

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  • 26 August 2014 09:55, by Dengic

    How sure are you that your son was not involved in such activities while he was on leave?...please just keep quiet. I don’t know what Balanda will get out of this support to rebels.

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    • 26 August 2014 10:22, by Morthon Akol

      that is our problem always. if security arrest one of family member no body should interfere let him/her face the charges if he/her did commit any crime than its will be release otherwise he will face the Law.

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  • 26 August 2014 15:45, by marie

    George Livio Bhara is the radio Miraya correspond in Western Bahr El Ghazal and they want to silence him by accusing of have links to the rebels. This is what Mundukurus used to do in the Sudan and SPLM has adopted the same tactics.

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