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S. Sudan’s Kiir, rebel leader Machar must face ICC: group

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May 14, 2018 (KAMPALA) – South Sudan’s President Salva Kiir and rebel leader Riek Machar should face the International Criminal Court (ICC) for war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide they allegedly committed, a diaspora group said in statement.

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ICC prosecutor Fatou Bensouda briefs the UN Security Council on 13 December 2014 (Photo: UN/Yubi Hoffmann)

South Sudan Equatorial Community in the Diaspora, said various reports have accused both leaders of gross human rights violations.

“There are already reports incriminating them and they should be indicted for the crimes committed in the ongoing conflict,” Federico Vuni, the group’s leader, said in a statement issued on Saturday.

He said both the vice-president, James Wani Igga and the first vice-president, Taban Deng Gai be tried for similar crimes committed.

“All the four [leaders of South Sudan] bear the responsibility for the crimes committed in South Sudan and deserve to face the international court,” said Vuni.

“If we want a just peace, then they must account for the heinous crimes they have committed,” he added.

Vuni urged the international community to help South Sudan attain peace and stability, insisting the people have lost faith in the leaders.

“They [leaders] are the obstacles to peace. They have led the country since 2005, but have only achieved destruction to lives, the economy and social fabric. They must be sent home,” he stressed.

Last year, the United Nations has said forces loyal to both the government under Kiir and the armed opposition forces led by Machar committed serious war crimes.

Hundreds of extra-judicial killings, enforced disappearances, gang-rapes, sexual slavery, forced abortion, massive child soldier recruitment and indiscriminate attacks against civilians with entire villages burned down were perpetrated by all in sides in war-torn South Sudan, according to the UN report.

The world body, in its findings, said it documented at least 280 cases of conflict-related sexual violence, including gang-rape, sexual slavery and forced abortion, as well as a sharp increase in child recruitment, with at least 13,000 to 15,000 child soldiers, recruited mainly, but not solely, by opposition forces, as of December 2015.

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  • 14 May 09:36, by Kwacha Okonyomoi

    You have said the truth.

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    • 14 May 11:33, by Ajuongthii son

      Innocent shouldn,t fear ICC, they have to go to answer and clear themselve from these mess, as Uru Kenyata did

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  • 14 May 11:29, by Malakal county Simon

    Unwanted president Salva Kiir deserve to attend the ICC and pay the price for initiating a senseless war of out fear.... Onthe other hand, Dr Machar has done nothing wrong and only responded to self-defense every time when unwanted president trying his best to hunt him down!!

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    • 14 May 11:46, by Ajuongthii son

      Malakal county simon

      Two of them should face the law, why do you fear? ICC should also open file-case of 1990s bor genecide.

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      • 14 May 14:17, by lino

        1983-2005 killings and war crimes in SS as part of Sudan were dealt with in CPA and that is why SS got independence! Who to told Kiir to start violence against his people after 2011?! Big questions to answer!!!

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      • 15 May 03:03, by Kenyang ll

        Ajuongthii son,
        You’re correct, these two are the problem and should have been indicted or charged beforehand should anyone, someone need to be blamed for this mess. Indicting and blaming soldiers who should be heroes can’t cut it. It’s not South Sudanese (culture) to blame those who rushed to rescue and not those caused the trouble.

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        • 15 May 22:26, by Kuch

          Kenyang ll,
          You first of all you have to be part of that so-called ’ICC club’ to be tried by them. South Sudan is not part of that club fellows. Have you idiots seen what is being sly played around in Jerusalem? No one will go to ICC, what is being toyed around in Yemen, Syria or Afghanistan and no one is going to go to your damn ICC. What do you fools smoke?

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  • 14 May 11:48, by Lenin Bull

    You are naked SPLA-IO rebels only crying hues after being beaten in military fields. Now you are turning to ICC to do what you failed utterly to do and that is to remove the government. Anyway let us wait and see your futile attempt. Those in the ICC are not imbeciles to be misled by neurotics of your types.

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    • 14 May 13:39, by South South

      These are rebels of a big thief called Thomas Cirillo who stole SPLA money and ran away. They think like monkeys. They want to pave the way for their wicked leader, Cirilo to be a president by seeking support from international community.Wicked,if you can not fight, then join us and be part of our history or you will die running after rats and monkeys.

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      • 14 May 14:14, by jubaone

        South South
        You are the true unteachable Abyei jienge. Indeed it’s easier to domesticate a donkey and teach it the route it should go while taking water than teach a jienge general knowledge. It just takes a jienge 5 mins to carry a gun and kill, steal and rape, but it takes him 50 yrs to carry a pen and learn.

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      • 14 May 14:15, by jubaone

        South South
        You are the true unteachable Abyei jienge. Indeed it’s easier to domesticate a donkey and teach it the route it should go while taking water than teach a jienge general knowledge. It just takes a jienge 5 mins to carry a gun and kill, steal and rape, but it takes him 50 yrs to carry a pen and learn.

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        • 14 May 14:20, by jubaone

          South South
          I forgive you for being amnesiac and having chicken 🍗 brains. The Kenyan bank implicated in this cheap jienge scam refuted this allegation, yet jienge thieves and criminals dare call a noble and professional Bari and Equatorian son a thief. Stealing, raping and killing are jienge hobbies and lifestyles. We are too civilized to do such subhuman acts.

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          • 14 May 14:26, by jubaone

            South South
            Just imagine a noble Bari or Equatorian raping a stinking and filthy nyanjienge. This would be akin to sticking one’s d**k into a mound of bullshit. Scary. Jienges on the other hand know, our fine Equatorian sisters would not dare f**k with such filthy uncircumcised monyjienges or "Abu sufara". So they rape. Even for free, we’re too clean for dirty nyanjienges perhaps for nyagats.

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            • 14 May 14:35, by jubaone

              South South
              FYI. I must say, Equatorians are partly to blame for all these tragedy in our holy lands. We allowed hoards of jienge bastards and worthless creatures to seek refuge in Juba and Equatoria. Since we do not have a national ethos and nothing binds us with jienge savages, we must consider jienges as legitimate enemies and our discourse with them must be uncompromising. Kill or get killed

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      • 14 May 17:21, by jur_likang_a_ likan’g

        South South,

        You look like you are a useless being on earth. The way you put it certainly shows that leadership is a product of murder and theft. You are completely wrong because a genuine, just leadership is a result of compromise and democratic elections in an environment of no bias and security threats to citizens. Your filthy mouth should be closed on this.

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  • 15 May 08:01, by gatkhor Nueri

    Salva Kiir and Former First Vice President Dr Machar,both of them let them be in part of the peace of Agreement,Without them,there will be no peace at all in S.Sudan.

    Party of SPLA/M has been cursed already by Civilian of republic of S.Sudan,without kiir and machar the party of SPLA/M will diminish.

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