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S. Sudan rebel official criticizes trial of ex-spokesperson

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August 26, 2017 (JUBA) – A member of South Sudan’s armed opposition faction allied to former First Vice President, Riek Machar has described as “unfair” charges labeled against James Gatdet Dak, the ex-spokesperson for the rebel leader who is now in jail.

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James Gatdet Dak, Riek Machar’s spokesperson ’Reuters photo)

Lam Kuei Lam said the court trial of Dak is a “null” judicial process.

“I would like to make it categorically clear to the people of South Sudan, the region and the international community that there is no justice to be delivered to James Gatdet Dak by that Juba Kangaroo court and therefore we condemn the process in the strongest terms possible as the primary indicators for his arrangement before the court shows circumvention of the rule of law,” he said on Saturday.

Dak was arrested from Nairobi and deported back to Juba last year.

Lam, however, said Dak’s trail, in which he appeared without a lawyer, demonstrated the “decayed” judicial machinery meant to dispense injustice as opposed to core necessities of their existence.

The former rebel spokesperson, Lam told Sudan Tribune, was accused of treason, sabotage dishonesty, giving false information against the young nation and allegedly insulting the head of state.

According to rebel official, Dak’s trial took place in Arabic dialect, and the presiding judge denied him access to a chosen translator.

“We call upon the national human rights institutions, the regional and international human rights bodies to ensure an expeditious court proceeding and provide him [Dak] with the necessary legal assistance and a lawyer of his choice,” said Lam.

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  • 27 August 2017 08:31, by Lenin Bull

    This mongrel used to report happily SPLA-IO killing innocent helpless civilians in Malakal, Bor, and Bentiu. He is so much worried about his own damned life and begging for mercy and forgiveness. But SPLA-IO and this miserable James Gatdet kill their victims without mercy. I hope soon his death will be reported by other journalists. What goes around comes around.If you kill you will be killed.

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    • 27 August 2017 10:09, by South South

      Let him taste it big, he does worth court of law. If you live like a dog, you will die like a dog.

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      • 27 August 2017 13:49, by jubaone

        South South,
        That is jienge justice. You cant go and "steal" people from foreign countries and try them in kangaroo courts in jienge republic. What legal accusations have you against him? None. Jienge justice is barrel of gun. That is it. each community MUST arm itself whatever way against MTNs. Time for payback will come, soon or later.

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      • 27 August 2017 13:52, by jubaone

        South South,
        Better a domestic dog, it can hunt down a wild rabbit for its master, than worthless MTN flies that are everywhere waiting to feed on filthy food.

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        • 27 August 2017 14:04, by South South

          jubaone,

          This useless rebel killed many people in South Sudan. If he gets capital punishment, I will not cry. He is like you, coward and try to hide in Kenya, but we got him big. This is the only reason you choose to live in USA to be far away from us, and then air your nonsense comments. Try to come close to Juba or stay in neighbor countries, we will get you coward, shut up, shit.

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    • 27 August 2017 12:04, by Lenin Bull

      This same James Gadet press secretary to Riek Machar was the one who filmed Riek Machar moving over dead bodies of innocent civilians killed in cold blood by mad white army soldiers in Malakal Teaching Hospital and Bentiu Mosque in 2014 with Riek happily smiling showing his ugly teeth,and shouting," This is what Salva Kiir wants for his soldiers and civilians to die like this?!

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  • 27 August 2017 12:12, by Lenin Bull

    GOD and the souls of the innocent civilians murdered mercilessly by Riek’s evil forces will make the region and South Africa to release Riek Machar so that he comes back to South Sudan and die in battle field with a bullet in his stupid head rather than die peacefully in exile.

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    • 27 August 2017 12:37, by Malakal county Simon

      You’re always known as empty vessels......

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  • 28 August 2017 09:45, by lou nuer

    Still the death of CDR James Gatdet Dak
    Is not the end of the moment how many people official you were caught and killed while the moment still progressing? One man does nothing you kill him still you will pay the price of his blood my dear colleagues Kiirminology supporters. Is upto your hand and God creator of every thing. If God plan Gatdet Dak death in that way is enough for him.

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