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South Sudan urges UN to release names of officials suspected of war crimes


February 28, 2018 (JUBA) — President Salva Kiir’s spokesperson has challenged United Nations’ claim that 41 senior civil and military officials were involved in war crimes and crimes against humanity and called to reveal their names.

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South Sudan’s presidential spokesperson, Ateny Wek Ateny (AFP)

"We were told that over 40 officers were implicated but the names were not given. We challenge the UN to come up with the names and evidence," said Ateny Wek Ateny.

He further stressed that his government would hold accountable any official who committed proved crimes.

"If there is real evidence that points to crimes committed by those generals, then the government will leave no stone unturned," he stressed.

In a report released on Friday, the UN Commission on Human Rights in South Sudan established the occurrence of violations during the past four years of civil war and identified those bearing responsibility for those crimes.

However, the presidential spokesperson was keen to say that such human rights violations would not tarnish the entire national army and its leadership.

The 2015 peace agreement provides to establish an independent hybrid court, to investigate and prosecute individuals bearing the responsibility for war crimes against humanity and violations committed in South Sudan from 15 December 2013 until the end of the transitional period.

However, no hybrid court has been set up as the government delays the procedures despite the signing of an agreement with the African Union in this regard.

The UN report details what it calls “appalling instances of cruelty against civilians who have had their eyes gouged out, their throats slit or been castrated”. It says such violence occurred during five major battles between government troops and rebels in 2016 and 2017.

In a statement issued on Friday, Seif Magango, Amnesty International’s Deputy Regional Director for East Africa, the Horn and the Great Lakes said the findings of this report and the acts of shocking brutality should push the international community to accelerate efforts to end the horrific human rights violations in South Sudan.

The report’s findings of yet more acts of shocking brutality, including men being castrated, women gang-raped, children, forced to watch their mothers being raped and boys forced to rape their family

“They demonstrate the critical need to establish the Hybrid Court for South Sudan and to renew the UN Commission on Human Rights’ mandate, which is due to expire in March,” said Magango.


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  • 28 February 22:32, by dinkdong

    I know the first three names on the top of the list. They are as follow:
    1. Salva Kiir
    2. Riek Machar
    3. Ateny Wek - for denying the facts

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    • 1 March 06:00, by Midit Mitot

      The doom spoke person call Awek Teny Awek, some years back 75 government officials including your traitor president were found corrupted on the Country resources yet nothing done by your fate leader. If those names will be reveal, would you do?

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    • 1 March 11:16, by Jongo

      Wait a minute I know other three are
      4/Paul Malong - Yei genocide
      5/Pul Manag Jok
      6/Michael Makowe
      Come on guys complete the hidden list of those idiot jenge criminals I know the list is very long if not all the jenge tribe are included

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  • 1 March 00:49, by lino

    Ya Ateny,

    Just keep quiet; you are one of the people who said in 2016 that the President and his Vice then Dr. Riek don’t one any Hybrid Court for War Crimes!!! After 1-2 weeks Dr. Riek denied the statement but Kiir didn’t.
    Which means the Government of Konyo Konyo knows very well what they didn’t. You will see evidence soon and thanks for asking!!!

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    • 1 March 01:27, by lino

      Correction: Konyo Konyo Government knows very well what they did since December, 2013!!!

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  • 1 March 04:08, by Ayuiu Makuac Lam

    South Sudan government cannot threatened the UN over 41 officials who are involved in the destruction of the country.
    Of course is true over 41 are parts of disaster of the and they must face dragged charges to put in the long sentence or death sentence if hybrid is established.

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  • 1 March 04:13, by Ayuiu Makuac Lam

    Ateny Wek, should talk as educated person, how come to threatened the international community about your complicity?
    Maybe his mind is involved in toxic.

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    • 1 March 07:09, by Garang Akeen Tong

      Ayuiu Makuac Lam

      Ateny isn,t wrong at this juncture, he didn,t threat UN he just want UN, to provide the names and evidence, to prove the alegation, and then gov,t should brought those who committed crime into book for accountable.

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      • 1 March 08:37, by Theallseeingeye

        Garang Akeen Tong

        if that is the case then this means Ateny admits that in fact there are individuals who actually committed those crimes. and what has the Gov done with previous similar reports. Gov will rubbish it just like sentry report.

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  • 1 March 04:36, by Games

    This is 21st century and no one can gets away to anything they have done to theirs fellows human being. UN, US and EU will continue to carry on with the investigation till these primitives officers and officials leads by that idiot so call President Salva Kiir all caught and face the international laws

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  • 1 March 06:02, by Lenin Bull

    Good statements by Ateny Wek Ateny. The UN will never released the names of the human rights violators as 100% of this damned UN reports is based on SPLM/SPLA-IO IDP stories collected in the POCs across South Sudan. These fake stories only aim at discrediting the government and calling for UN trusteeship. Even if the names will be released though I doubt there will be no evidences or proves.

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  • 1 March 06:06, by Lenin Bull

    It is the same false alarm just Adama Dieng’s 2016 genocide alarm in Yei, 2017 UN false alarm of famine in South Sudan where imaginary figures of 7 millions were at risk, and now 4o fake or concocted list of human rights violators in South Sudan. Finally, the government of South Sudan should compile its list of those UN and other humanitarian staff deceiving the donors of their money using fake

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  • 1 March 06:10, by Lenin Bull

    stories and pictures of South Sudanese people which is a serious crime of fraud and swindling. Some staff in the UN in South Sudan are busy engineering rebellion and tribal hatred among South Sudanese by encouraging some tribes to take up arms and fight for their imaginary rights which have been denied them by government in Juba and encouraging South Sudanese not to mix in some states, jobs, etc.

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  • 1 March 06:17, by Lenin Bull

    The UN now employs staff from SPLM-IO controlled territories as a strategy to divide and discriminate and encourage hatred. These same staff from areas hostile to government are the ones misinforming the UN with fake stories as their own way of fighting the government indirectly because they don’t have the bravery to take up arms and fight the government physically.

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  • 1 March 06:23, by Lenin Bull

    It is the same practice in USAID and US Embassy in Juba employing South Sudanese based on ethnicity and on ones’ hatred towards government in Juba.

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  • 1 March 07:05, by Sunday Junup

    Don’t cry yet, it is just a begging!

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  • 1 March 07:33, by Garang Akeen Tong

    Ateny Wek

    The so call you UN, will point theirs figer to big elephants, to weaken our gov,t, this is their plane B to tople gov,t or to change regime, after the failed in Adisababa, these are new tactics, they will mark all gov,t official Am sure, our leaders should watct out.

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    • 1 March 07:55, by Theallseeingeye

      Garang Akeen Tong

      Why would US work to destroy a government it has not only engineered its creation but also have been maintaining its people. Trust me, if the US wants this Gov collapsed it can do that in a month just by cutting off the AID, just think what millions of starving-to-Death people would do just to get food. and what would Ateny Wek do with that list anyway?

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      • 1 March 08:26, by Theallseeingeye

        Ateny Wek

        why are jumping up and down now yet the UN has never stated whether those individuals are from gov or opposition. its said that a thief is always suspicious of himself that he has been notice.

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      • 1 March 18:59, by Garang Akeen Tong


        Bravo, your UN, US, UK and theirs NGOS are working hardly, to change regime, to implement theirs interest, we knows theirs colours from day one, we are now ready to confront them, either in diplamatics or in battle field, we are more prepare than befor.

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  • 1 March 08:09, by Landlord

    Food Lover Ateng or Dredreru guy,
    What can you do different in the tribal court of Juba this time if the names of your tribes mate are given to you?
    You will regret badly just like what is happening to Iddi Amin Family and district in Uganda, trust me.You have no eye to see single negative at all, what kind of baboon are you. Domestic or wild?

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  • 1 March 09:42, by J P Puok

    As if there a name remaining to be tarnish ya jamaa

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  • 1 March 13:18, by EastSudanisHeaven

    I will add more to this list and I’m very sure they have blood on their hands

    President of Uganda and his respective Defence Ministers
    President of Kenya and his respective business associations
    And / or Any international weapons smugglers who sold weapons to both warring parties inside SS

    The Evidence Mr Fake Minister is the dead bodies in SS streets

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  • 1 March 15:14, by jur_likang_a_ likan’g


    Cool down like a civilised person. Be patience. The names of those culprits should wait for hybrid court to handle.

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    • 1 March 15:44, by Koryom2

      jur_likang_a_ likan’g,
      Only fools & cowards let their people & countries be bullied by the criminals in the US, the UK, France, their UN & their sleazy NGOs. But as far as I am concerned, not a single South Sudanese would be tried by the damn UN, the UK, their UN & their creepy NGOs. But the traitors like Riek Machar, Pagan Amuom, Rebecca Nyandeng, Majak Agoot, Lam Akol, Thomas Cirillo & Co.>>>

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      • 1 March 15:50, by Koryom2

        must be tried here inside South Sudan & hang for high treason to show example that South Sudanese people are playing games with the traitors who want to sell our country to their foreign masters. And that here in South Sudan, we have an absolutely contempt towards their evil white Americans, English, their evil juus, their cloned so-called arabs of North Sudan & Arabs of Arabia>>>>

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        • 1 March 15:59, by Koryom2

          jur_likang_a_ likan’g & Co.
          How many of war criminals like Tony Blair, King of Saudi Arabia et al, are ever taken to your so-called ICC in Hague? Nil/zilch. As l stated early, only weak leaders in Africa or former Yugoslavia countries let themselves be bullied by these evils. By the way, Muormur Gaddafi & his country was bombarded the US, the UK, France & were financed by the gulf Arab states>>>

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          • 1 March 16:06, by Koryom2

            and many African countries coward like goats being led into the Nile. But when it comes to South Sudan, then every piece of trash in Africa, here in our own region & around the world would want to come & lecture us & our people their bullsh*ts 24/7.

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            • 2 March 00:44, by jur_likang_a_ likan’g


              Just wait you will have to see the impossible according to you people. You kill citizens and think you will not account for that. No human being can like you.

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              • 2 March 09:30, by Koryom2

                jur_likang_a_ likan’g,
                Kill whose citizens? Who says an rebellion to take power by force has ever been a walk in the park? Your Riek Machar, Alfred Lado Gore, Majak Goot, Pagan Amuom, Rebecca Nyandeng, Taban Deng Gai & CO. staged a coup against an elected government on the 15/12/2013 and when their aimless armed rebellion was crushed out of Juba. Then the criminals ran out of Juba>>>

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                • 2 March 09:35, by Koryom2

                  and came & start their revenge killing here in Bor, Akoba, Balliet, Anasir & Bentiu & continue to wage an open armed rebellion against an elected government. Mr. jur_likang_a_ likan’g, you idiots were honestly informed before hand not join your Riek Machar armed rebellion because, joining that aimless armed rebellion was going to take war to your villages>>>

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                  • 2 March 09:41, by Koryom2

                    but instead, many of you idiots chose not to heed the government of South Sudan warnings. But instead, joined your Riek Machar aimless armed rebellion in July 2016 after your Riek Machar demigod let his balls carried him away for the third time in J1 but was let off the hooks>>>

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                    • 2 March 09:47, by Koryom2

                      Mr. jur_likang_a_ likan’g,
                      I would be damned if we are going to welcome your evil white Americans, English people, their evil juus or let your UN & their NGOs play around with our country. Let alone allow a South Sudanese man/woman to be tried by those evils of yours. As l stated in my early posts, only cowards & weak people from West African or Central African countries let their people>>>

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                    • 2 March 09:47, by Koryom2

                      Mr. jur_likang_a_ likan’g,
                      I would be damned if we are going to welcome your evil white Americans, English people, their evil juus or let your UN & their NGOs play around with our country. Let alone allow a South Sudanese man/woman to be tried by those evils of yours. As l stated in my early posts, only cowards & weak people from West African or Central African countries let their people>>>

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                      • 2 March 09:52, by Koryom2

                        be bullied by the evil white Americans, English people, their cloned arabs of North Sudan & their Arabs of Arabia. But not the Dinkas/Monyjiengs of the Sudan. Mr. jur_likang_a_ likan’g, we keep informing you idiots that here in our Nilotic plains, we don’t give a damn about your white Americans, English people, their evil juus, their UN, their NGOs & some of their creepy allies in between>>>

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                        • 2 March 09:58, by Koryom2

                          in our country in any form or shape. Your evil corporate America, the UK, their UN, their UN, their NGOs, their evil juus & their sleazy NGOs want to colonize & occupy our country on the disguise of their damn *humanitarians aid, donations, peacekeeping & their so-called human right business scams----and the evils are using some of you idiots from Equatoria, some Nuers & Shilluks>>>

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                          • 2 March 10:03, by Koryom2

                            Let me tell you Mr. jur_likang_a_ likan’g, here in our Nilotic plains, we have never ever been fans of your evil white Americans, English people, their their evil juus, their cloned arabs of North Sudan, their Arabs of Arabia & some of their other creeps in between. Mr. jur_likang_a_ likan’g, here in South Sudan, we are not part of your so-called Anglo-American empire>>>

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                            • 2 March 10:09, by Koryom2

                              Mr. jur_likang_a_ likan’g,
                              Here in South Sudan, we are very racists than your evil white Americans, English people, their evil juus, their cloned arabs of North Sudan & Arabs of Arabia. We are back idiot. Our fools like Rebecca Nyandeng, Pagan Amuom, Lam Akol, Riek Machar, Thomas Cirillo, Majak Agoot and Co. are being held hostage in the foreign countries by your evil corporate America, the UK>>>

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                              • 2 March 10:14, by Koryom2

                                their evil juus, their cloned arabs of North Sudan & some of their creeps in between. And the evil are using these traitors as their bargaining cards to crawl their evil selves into our country to come & loot it like DRC, CAR, Libya, Yemen, Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan or Ukraine. Good luck to our traitors & your foreign masters fellows. We are going bloody noses the evils pretty badly>>>

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                                • 2 March 10:16, by Koryom2

                                  l will repeat again, we are not part of the evil so-called Anglo-American empire, never has & will never be.

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