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South Sudanese fears for her life after security beat her up


June 26, 2017 (JUBA) – A South Sudanese woman says she fears that her life is in danger after the national security service assigned to the First Vice President Taban Deng Gai, beat her up without intervention.

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Aring, a woman beateb by the presidential guards of the FVP Taban Deng Gai on 26 June 2017 (ST Photo)

Tinna Aring Madut Ring said she was dragged out of her car on Sunday and was beaten up with in front of a large crowd of onlookers and under the watch of First Vice President Gai.

It was not clear what she did to provoke the behaviour of the guards.

On Monday, sources told Sudan Tribune that the victim was in the car with her mother with the light on when they were stopped at gunpoint after approaching the guards’ station point, with the lights still on.

“I was not at the scene but the report I received indicates that this unfortunate incident occurred because of an altercation between the guards and the occupants of the car, including the one who was driving, the lady called Aring Madut,” said a presidential source when reached on Monday.

The presidential aide claimed the lady and other occupants including her mother refused to put off the light from the car when they were stopped, infuriating the guards which sparked the altercation.

“When will these individuals be disciplined? In the name of NS, people disappear and I will say that I am afraid for my own life because speaking up as a citizen for being mistreated is a problem but I am not going to stop until all is corrected. Living in fear in your own country is not right,” wrote Aring on a Facebook page, where she posted a picture of her swollen face.

The office of the First Vice President did not make any formal statement commenting on the circumstances of what transpired and why the guards beat up the traveller.


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  • 27 June 06:50, by J P Puok

    Hmm charity begin at home. you have my voice brave woman this country could be allowed to go garbage without a word. Extrajudicial beating is beginning of impunity. Good you identified the perpetuators over to them so that they depends themselves.

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  • 27 June 06:56, by Eastern

    This is what SPLA al Nakba has brough upon South Sudanese. It is up to the down-trodden masses to decide if they want to keep the status quo or send the gangstars out of the way...National Security my foot!!!!

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  • 27 June 07:27, by Newsudan

    South Sudanese are sick,every professional is abused,even conductors overcharged fares at stations.

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  • 27 June 09:14, by gatkhor Nueri

    You Dinka don’t you the people who claim that Taban Is a good guy,this what we told you that Taban Deng Gai is bad,and you dinka,you are not approve it.

    Let me tell you this if it is Gatmachar this one could not happen.
    Staytune the worth still yet to come.
    bia Lac ni waale tet ka Gatda Nyekek Lam.

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  • 27 June 10:26, by Dengda

    Light on Hmmnn!! is not a crime and it safer when drive, I know the fools think light is on for presidency vehicles, other V.I.P. it suppose to be role of traffic polices if motorists break the rule it not job for NSS. if done something wrong, then the law should take it course, not physical assault. unless SS is lawless country, wrong guys on wrong job, harassing civilians is sickening.

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  • 27 June 12:46, by Lenin Bull

    Our reactions to this incident should be cautious. If we don’t respect our leaders too and flash flood light onto them or not giving them the right of passage when rushing to their offices timely, or park our own vehicles inappropriately on the roadside.etc could be disrespect. What was Aring doing with flood light of the vehicle during broad day light? I would suggest for proper investigation fir

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  • 27 June 12:52, by Lenin Bull

    True patriotism/nationalism calls up on citizens to respect their national symbols including national leaders. Observe Americans whom you all take for role models of freedom, they have zealous love and pay undivided allegiance to their country and will never reveal USA weaknesses or mistakes with any dudes in anywhere in the world even American journalists when never broadcast anything negative.

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    • 27 June 13:02, by Eastern

      Lenin Bull,

      Your leaders in Juba are good for nothing folks. Did you just say your leaders are rushing to their offices. What are they doing in those high offices really? Your kind is the reason the country is being run aground because you think those with outright sense of entitlement are really leaders....!!!!

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  • 27 June 12:58, by Lenin Bull

    about America. Our misconceived current ideas seem to let us think that some mysterious beings somewhere will come to punish the current leaders we have in South Sudan. NO. We must know that it is we ourselves the citizens of South Sudan who will punish them for their misbehavior and disrespect to us by not electing them during elections. Aringo should not vote for Taban in coming elections.

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  • 27 June 13:05, by Lenin Bull

    Not only that but whoever thinks that President Salva Kiir, Riek Machar, James Wani, etc has wronged him/her unjustly should not vote for that politician. Let us stop the war and push for elections folks. War will make them get away with it. Voting is smart war but not UN, USA, UNMISS, RPF, etc. GOD heal Aring sooner.

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