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Rights body condemns killing of US journalist in S. Sudan


August 28, 2017 (JUBA) – A New York-based human rights body has condemned last week’s killing of an American journalists in South Sudan, urging authorities in the war-torn nation to investigate the incident and ensure those responsible are held accountable.

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Christopher Allen (The War Zone Freelance Project)

Jehanne Henry, a senior Africa researcher at Human Rights Watch described the killing of Christopher Allen, a freelance reporter, as a violation of international humanitarian law.

Allen, 26, was killed in heavy fighting in the town of Kaya near the borders with Uganda and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

The U.S embassy in Juba confirmed Allen’s death in a statement.

At least 16 rebels, according to South Sudanese army (SPLA) officials, were also killed in the fighting, adding that the journalist’s body was taken to the military hospital in the country’s capital, Juba.

A 2013 graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, Allen was reportedly involved with Sudan’s rebel forces for the past week.

Before his South Sudan visit, Allen reportedly covered the war in Ukraine.

Tens of thousands of people have been killed in South Sudan since the conflict broke out in 2014, and over a million have fled across the border into Uganda because of the fighting within the border area.


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  • 28 August 2017 08:59, by Rumbek S. Sudan

    There must be something wrong with the so called human rights body in South Sudan. How many journalists were killed in the US led war on Iraq, Pakistan, Afghanistan and so on? Those who are Americans and other foreign journalists. What I have seen in these human rights activists in South Sudan is a self recognition, nothing else. Do we know why journalists wear chest bullet proved?

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    • 28 August 2017 09:31, by Kuch

      Rumbek S. Sudan,
      You are right chap. To make the death of this American journalist sounds fishy, he was with the rebels & everybody knows bullets don’t discriminate between white, black, civilian or a journalist unless otherwise clearly marked or avoid being in a war zone as possible as they can. But the business of the US, the UK, their UN & their NGOs in our country is climbing a very dangerous>

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      • 28 August 2017 09:37, by Kuch

        The US, the UK, their UN, their NGOs & their allies want to make our country to be like Eastern Congo, Libya, Yemen, Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan or Ukraine. This is mainly because of our resources & to get rid of Chinese companies out of country just they have done in Central Africa republic (CAR) & Libya and to replace them with their evil corporate America & the UK thieves & then plunder>>>

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        • 28 August 2017 09:43, by Kuch

          our country like many other African countries like Sierra Leone, Liberia, Congo, Iraq, Libya et al. Something that we are not going to let it happen on our watch. Fellows, let me tell you this example. Right after our country’s independence in 2011, Mr. Salva Kiir took almost his entire cabinet minister to Washington to go & solicited the US investors to come & invest in our country>>>

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          • 28 August 2017 09:49, by Kuch

            now that the war was over. The US investors were given the first priority because the US people were considered to have stood with the South Sudanese people during our "lows & thins" But you know what fellows, Mr. Salva Kiir & his cabinet ministers were plainly told by the US investors that there were "no infrastructures in South Sudan to invest in">>>

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            • 28 August 2017 09:55, by Kuch

              And so Mr. Salva Kiir & his cabinet ministers came to South Sudan & asked the Chinese investors to invest in South Sudan. The Chinese said that they they will all they can to invest in South Sudan. And when the US hears that the Chinese companies were going to trade with South Sudan, it went berserk or mad & wanted a regime change of the government of South Sudan. Salva Kiir & his government>>>

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              • 28 August 2017 10:03, by Kuch

                were now overnight ’socialists & communists’ and very dangerous to US & the West interests and must therefore be removed & be replaced with a puppet/stooge that would be remotely micro-managed from Washington, Wall Street, UN building in New York, London, Paris, Dubai or Brussels. And that is how the 2013 foiled coup in Juba through Riek Machar was hatched fellows>>>

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                • 28 August 2017 10:08, by Kuch

                  The infrastructures the US investors were talking about during Mr. Salva Kiir & his cabinet ministers to Washington in 2011 was the oil pipe line that was built by the Chinese companies. The US investors wanted the government of South Sudan to get rid of the Chinese & handed the pipe line to US or the Europe companies thieves fellows. That is how the US & European companies do their businesses>>>

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                  • 28 August 2017 10:17, by Kuch

                    around the world fellows. But when the US, the UK, their NGOs & their allies coup to install in their Riek Machar or Pagan Amuom puppets/stooges failed. Then they nudged the traiors to run to ethiopia for negotiations with the govt of South Sudan to *save their dirty faces*. The US, the UK, their UN, their NGOs & their then IGAD-plus later went dictated their then so-called CPA II>>>>

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                    • 28 August 2017 10:22, by Kuch

                      That they crafted in the hotels, brothels & bars of Adis Ababa pushed it into the government of South Sudan & their Riek Machar & Pagan Amuom puppets/stooges to sign by force. That so-called CPA II:http://www.sudantribune.com/spip.php?article56093 was not negotiated by anyone, not the government of South Sudan or their Riek Machar or Pagan Amuom>>>

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                      • 28 August 2017 10:29, by Kuch

                        puppets/stooges, the damned document was drafted by the US, the UK, their UN, their NGOs & their then so-called IGAD-plus countries of Kenya, ethiopia, Somalia, Djbouti, North Sudan, Uganda and Non-IGAD countries of Algeria, Ngeria, Chad & South Africa. The damned so-called CPA II document was nothing to do with the South Sudanese people peace but the hand over of our country foreign countries>>>>

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                        • 28 August 2017 10:36, by Kuch

                          in other words----"the trusteeship of South Sudan" by the US, the UK, their UN, their NGOs, the AU or IGAD countries. Our Riek Machar idiots have been informed time & time again to reread their damn so-called CPA II *line by line & letter by letter* understand it & tell the South Sudanese what is that they think, their damned so-called CPA II was to do with the South Sudanese people peace>>>

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                          • 28 August 2017 10:50, by Kuch

                            The damned so-called CPA II document was simplified in ’thok Jieng/Dinka, thok Naath, Shilluk or Arabic. But the idiots will never *read it & understand* simply because the idiots can’t even read in their own mother tongues. I had posted a number of times on this web site, the simplified English version of the interpretation of their damned CPA II by Mr. Simon Yel>>>

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  • 28 August 2017 09:04, by Gabriel Ajak

    Human right headed by Jehanne Henry can be human wrong because American r not a genuine concern to peace but to destroy. Mr Christopher wasn’t killed in Juba by unknown gunmen but in front line with rebel. how can u ordered for investigation n whom do u want to investigate rebel or government if u r not foolish enough.

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  • 28 August 2017 09:32, by lou nuer

    S.Sudan government graduated from killing Journalists since it was an independent state. It doesn’t care about the life of it citizen and many more others R.I.P

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  • 28 August 2017 09:56, by Majesty

    Government of South Sudan owes no one an apology, explanation or condemnation, instead should demand an explanation from Kampala and Washington how Christopher and other spies cross into South Sudan soil. South Sudan reserves right 100% to kill any uninvited criminal dogs inside South Sudan.

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    • 28 August 2017 12:43, by Lenin Bull

      Thank you Majesty. Instead of threatening the government and people of South Sudan with nonsense, South Sudan government and people should immediately demand explanation from the government and people of the US on the case of Mr.Christopher Allen!!

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  • 28 August 2017 12:47, by Lenin Bull

    Criminal and mercenaries like Christopher Allen are the ones fueling our war and by extension violation of human rights in South Sudan by training the rebels with scientific guerilla warfare and taking them to combat while supervising them to see whether they are effective in applying these guerilla combat tactics. Where is Molana Makuei Lueth ?

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  • 28 August 2017 16:05, by EYE SEE

    ’’i will gather the nations and vultures will feed on them’’!
    Ngundend said it clearly.

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  • 29 August 2017 03:04, by lino

    We will watch and see how this will turn out between Kiir and Donald!!! Western Journalists always like putting themselves in these situations even during our liberation struggle.
    Khartoum used to accused them as spies, and now is Juba turn!!!

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