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Juba forces accused of torturing residents of Magwi in Eastern Equatoria


December 2, 2015 (ADDIS ABABA) – South Sudanese army (SPLA) has been accused of wanton killing, torture and rape of residents of Magwi county in Eastern Equatoria state in the pretext of identifying armed opposition members in the area.

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South Sudanese SPLA soldiers are pictured in Pageri in Eastern Equatoria state on August 20, 2015 (Photo AFP/Samir Bol)

“We have been receiving disturbing reports about government forces having gone on rampage in Magwi County’s Pajok Payam, terrorizing citizens of the area. We have received reports of killing, torture and rape where the victims are accused of allegedly being either members or supporters of the SPLM/SPLA (IO),” James Gatdet Dak, opposition leader’s spokesperson, said on Wednesday.

He said a total of 14 youth members in Pajok this week have been arrested by members of the South Sudanese army, tortured and carried away on military pickup trucks and that their whereabouts are not known to date, adding that many women have been raped.

Dak said among the youth who have been detained and tortured included Saverio Omal, Olayo Idek and Susan Aloyo, urging for the release of all the victims.

He said government troops have been driving around the villages targeting youth members whom they keep on accusing of supporting the reform agenda of the SPLM-IO.

The opposition’s media official however said the government should not continue to act as if it has not signed a peace agreement which provides for implementation of reforms in various sectors in the country.

The opposition group has forces in Magwi county and has designated cantonment areas for the assembling of their troops in accordance with the security arrangements agreement.


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  • 3 December 2015 07:05, by Lotodo Awino Odug

    If there is a rebellion in your locality, the government forces will come for you all.

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    • 3 December 2015 10:39, by okucu pa lotinokwan

      At least 19 people were reportedly killed in tribal clashes between the Aliap and Gony clans of Rumbek East county in South Sudan’s Lakes state.And this type crime are among the Dinka communities

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  • 3 December 2015 07:13, by J P Puok

    Hitler styled kind of government its days are numbered

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    • 3 December 2015 07:37, by okucu pa lotinokwan

      Rule of a nation will not be for a tribe,there are an end to every thing,suffering of the local communities in peaceful county God is there.

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    • 3 December 2015 07:52, by Lotodo Awino Odug

      hahahahahaha, no way.

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  • 3 December 2015 09:04, by Dinka-Defender-General

    How many people were killed, tortured, and rapped? Please tell us the truth and leave propaganda out. This information seems to be lies and propaganda that is why the world is silent. When are you going to tell the truth? Reporters need to tell country only facts and stay out of politics.

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  • 3 December 2015 09:05, by Dinka-Defender-General

    How many people were killed, tortured, and rapped? Please tell us the truth and leave propaganda out. This information seems to be lies and propaganda that is why the world is silent. When are you going to tell the truth? Reporters need to tell country only facts and stay out of politics.

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    • 3 December 2015 09:25, by Juma El-Saidi.


      I have realized that you are the most stupid person so far because whatever thing you are saying is just supporting your weak leader Salva Kiir.Dak in fact not only 14 as being mentioned in the news more than that i could rather say that more than 20 people were killed and those one arrested and under detention are so many. I am wondering that my own sister was raped by 7 men, Oh!

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  • 3 December 2015 09:18, by Juma El-Saidi.

    Dinka are trying their best to do at their knowledge, however the time is coming when they will regret whatever thing they have done. Am now in the bush hiding because all the youths are under suspect. One thing we should understand is that Dinka do not want peace. They know that their days are numbered. JUST PRAY FOR THEM THEY TRUST ON THEIR GUNS.MY ALLAH/GOD IS ABLE TO DO MORE THAN THEIR GUNS>

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    • 3 December 2015 09:54, by Joseph Canada

      Dear Juma Al., you know very well that the person you are exchanging words here is a Dinka and you are waisting time to call hime stupid. Haven’t you known that before about a Living Dinka? WHY WAISTE YOUR TIME? WE JUST NEED TO DO WHAT YOU NEED TO DO. WE KNOW THIS TRIBE WILL NEVER HAVE PEACE UNLESS OTHER TRIBES ARE DEAD. LET THEM KILL FOR NOW FOR THE SPEAR WILL BE THEIRS FOREVER. ISAIAH18:1-16.

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  • 3 December 2015 13:27, by Eastern

    Kiir thinks war is cheaper than peace; Kuacjok is already on fire as far as economic situation is concerned. Is Museveni going to deploy UPDF all the way from Kaya up to Wau? Kiir reluctantly signed a peace accord he’s not willing to abide by, why do people waste time on what is not workable?

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