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South Sudan’s investigation committee arrive in Jonglei

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August 30, 14 (JUBA) – Members of the committee formed by South Sudan president Salva Kiir to investigate crimes and destructions caused in Jonglei state at the intensity of the conflict arrived Saturday in the capital, Bor.

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The map of Jonglei in red

Jonglei’s information minister, Jody Jonglei said the committee begins work on 1 September and will meet survivors and eyewitnesses of the violent conflict.

“The committee will start their work immediately after church services on Sunday. The victims will speak, and the other eyewitnesses will give the required information," said Jody.

"The government is also prepared to give a clear report of to the committee," he added.

Jonglei, the country’s largest state was one of the three regions badly-hit by the conflict that started from the capital, Juba in mid-December last year. Hundreds of people were reportedly killed in Bor when opposition forces took control of the town, while thousands were forced to flee their homes in to neighbouring Lakes state.

In a separate incident, more than 50 civilians were killed in April, when armed youth stormed a United Nations camp in Bor demanding the immediate re-location of some of the displaced people from the protection of civilian site.

“The committee will also deal with what happened between December 15, 2013 to date in the state. This means that what happened in the UNMISS camp in April will not he left out,” said Jody.

Some youth members accused of killing displaced civilians at the UN camp in Bor vowed never to be part of the investigation process, saying none of its members was arrested in connection with the incident.

The committee, headed by Yuhanis Akol, will visit all the conflict-affected states and compile reports on events that occurred during the conflict.

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  • 31 August 2014 08:30, by dinkdong

    Why not starting the investigation in Juba. That’s where the conflict started.

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    • 31 August 2014 11:42, by Peacocktail

      The Investigation committee are just wasting resources and time and yet nothing is being investigation, they should have started from State House to Bilpam then SPLA Presidential Guard known as Tiger and Calls Gen. Peter Gatdet and Gen.James Kong Chuol in hiding for comprehensive views.
      Every one Knows in Juba that Massacre is committed by Tiger battalion in Juba against Nuer and their associates.

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  • 1 September 2014 01:06, by Bentiu Sudan

    Food lover committee appointed by foolish president. You are just wasting resources that could have been use to do other things.

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  • 1 September 2014 08:57, by Majongdulthii Anyang-majongduldit

    the survivors and eyewitnesses should take the committee to all parts of the town and especially some of the mass graves where people were buried and not forgetting some of the worse photos taken which include people killed in hospitals and rape and killed photos

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