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Relatives of detained MPs demand their unconditional release

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August 28, 2017 (RUMBEK) – Relatives of the three lawmakers arrested and detained by security officials in South Sudan’s Eastern Lakes state have demanded their unconditional release from detention.

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The MPs are reportedly being kept in a secret cell in Yirol East county.

Those arrested included the chairperson of the information committee in parliament, Marial Amuom Malek and two lawmakers.

It remains unclear why the three lawmakers were arrested last week.

Malek’s son, Ater Marial Amuom demanded that his father be presented before court and charged, if found to be guilty.

“My father is sick, if the state government is putting justice correctly, let us as a family know what crime he committed. He should be presented before court and the law allowed to take its course,” he said.

An activist, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said security operatives allegedly targeted youth critical of the state government.

“Youth active on social media are listed and searched for by security operatives for possible arrest if found,” said the activist.

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  • 29 August 12:01, by BRIG. PENG KIMANG

    Lenin Bull and Rumbek,

    Did I not tell you that Dinkas are the problems for both non Dinkas and Dinkas alike in South Sudan. One day good Dinkas will even refuse to be called a Dinka because it is a source of embrassment to be associated with a tribe known for killing, theft, corruption, raping, looting, burning down houses, stealing food of children and elderly the list goes on endlessly. "Sad"

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  • 29 August 15:36, by Liberator

    BRIG PENG KIMANG
    You are currently blaming GOD why he created you (Monyjur or Nuer) supposed to created you DINKA. Let me assure you DINKA will be on your neck till Jesus come, the tougher and dangerous DINKAS are still not yet born. If you need peace surrender yourself to DINAK or stop word DINKA are useless, how can they be useless while they were created by almighty GOD

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  • 29 August 21:49, by Don-Don Malith Rual

    The truth will prevail itself and justice has to be served by all means, The community is on the watch even here in the diaspora, you are not a lone in this, By Mr Don-Don Malith, president, South Sudanese Community of Western Australia

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