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U.S. embassy condemns travel ban on South Sudanese civil society leader


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February 27, 2018 (KHARTOUM) - The United States embassy in Juba has vigorously condemned the South Sudanese security agents for banning from travelling a civil society leader, stressing this action was unacceptable.

In a statement released Monday, the embassy said the National Security Service agents blocked a civil society leader from travelling to a transitional justice forum.

The embassy didn’t name the civil society leader and didn’t disclose his destination.

"This action, directed against an officially recognized Stakeholder in the High-Level Revitalization Forum peace talks, calls into question the Government of South Sudan’s commitment to Article 5 of the 2015 Agreement on the Resolution of the Conflict in the Republic of South Sudan and the December 2 1 , 2017 Cessation of Hostilities (CoH) agreement".

The statement stressed that the truce specifically calls to encourage civil society to support and promote the agreement which was supposed to create a conducive environment for the revitalization process.

Also, it underlined that the civil society has an important role to play in the resolution of the conflict.

"The Government’s efforts to silence civil society are pointless and embarrassing. We strongly urge the Government of South Sudan to work with the country’s civil society, not against it," emphasized the statement.

The South Sudanese parties are expected to resume the revitalization process during the next two weeks. The IGAD mediators, the African Union and the Troika countries including the US vowed to put pressure on the parties to not resume clashes and to stop hostile actions.

They also called to implement all the confidence-building measures included in the CoH to have a suitable atmosphere when the discussions resume in the near future.


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  • 28 February 05:09, by Whortti Bor Manza

    The US is wasting time and fooling itself by condemning this medieval, primitive, callous and violent government. As long as Dinkas are in power, they continue like that. These people will never listen to any sane logic.

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    • 28 February 10:55, by Marco A. Wek

      For those who are against Dinka as a tribe and not the government, my message is, go to hell. What you are doing will not help your dreams. US bans countries and it is ok but when South Sudan bans individual based on its concern, then we dear questions it.

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    • 28 February 12:32, by Midit Mitot

      US embassy has right to condemn such a Act, if not, why do we have a country national constitution that include article of free movement, freedom of expression. Aheeeeee this Govermnet!!!!

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      • 28 February 14:10, by Garang Akeen Tong

        Midit mitot,

        Your US is fighting for you, after we tough you unforgetable lesson, we knew the colours of the so call US, they are very people, who create these mess in our country, and at the same time, they are trying to solve it with hidden.

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        • 28 February 14:45, by Midit Mitot

          Garang Akeen,
          Good that you have shown your fate leadership to all South Sudanese, US, African etc. Don,t blame US, just blame M7 who is keeping your unfit president on power.

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          • 28 February 21:24, by Garang Akeen Tong

            Midit Matot

            Its not M7 who keeps Salva Kiir in power, but you rebels who create instability in our country, if where n,t you created these mess, election should be conducted and vote him out in power, we are demacracy state, we shouldn,t allowed any kind of grabing power, its not acceptable.

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  • 28 February 09:52, by Eastern

    The regime may struggle hard but at the end of the FATE OF CHARLES TAYLOR AWAITS THEM!

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  • 28 February 19:51, by lino

    It looks, we people of South Sudan made a big miscalculation when we were demonstrating against Khartoum’s Regimes in 1990’s thinking they were the really bad guys in governing, but the SPLM we help placed in power has become even worse in human rights abuses!!!
    We told all Dinka Groups in South Sudan that your cowboy hat president was hijacked by NCP in Khartoum but they cannot see it!!!

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    • 28 February 19:57, by lino

      Open your eyes folks! Politics is a nasty game! You will be busy that other tribesmen want to take power but in fact you are blinded by Khartoum manipulation!!!
      Now a million of people are back to their own enemies! Islamic Fundamentalists in Khartoum after they voted bye bye in 2011!!! Very shame to love power like this. Give turns to others!!! Else you will be very worst than Old Sudan!!!

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