Home | News    Monday 16 July 2018

South Sudanese army abducts civilians in Unity region: rebels

separation
increase
decrease
separation
separation

July 14, 2018 (NYAL, Panyijar County,) - An official from the main armed opposition group, SPLM-IO has accused the South Sudan army, SPLA, of abducting six civilians in southern Unity region, at Jaguar southwest of Leer areas on Friday evening.

JPEG - 85 kb
SPLA forces in Wau town on May 16; 2016 (ST Photo)

Dhol Lingling Koryom, an opposition Secretary of Information and Communication for Lich State, told Sudan Tribune that the attack occurred in civilian held territories.

He accused the South Sudanese soldiers of violation of the permanent ceasefire signed in Khartoum on 27 June 2018, by the parties to the conflict.

However, Lingling, said targeting of civilians is unacceptable and called on the international community to condemn it in strongest term possible.

“It is unfortunate that the world engages in talks with the government of South Sudan while they keep civilians hostage,” he said.

The SPLM-IO local official further said the recent abduction of civilians indicates that the government is incapable to confront the armed opposition forces.

“ You cannot target the civilians simply because they are vulnerable and humiliate them. This constitutes a war crime,” he stressed.

The talks on the pending issues in the governance and security arrangements mediated by the Sudanese government, however, achieved some progress as the parties reached an agreement on the security issues and now debating on the power-sharing matters.

However, since the signing the rebels have several times claimed that the government attacked their positions in northern and southern parts of the troubled country.

(ST)

Comments on the Sudan Tribune website must abide by the following rules. Contravention of these rules will lead to the user losing their Sudan Tribune account with immediate effect.

- No inciting violence
- No inappropriate or offensive language
- No racism, tribalism or sectarianism
- No inappropriate or derogatory remarks
- No deviation from the topic of the article
- No advertising, spamming or links
- No incomprehensible comments

Due to the unprecedented amount of racist and offensive language on the site, Sudan Tribune tries to vet all comments on the site.

There is now also a limit of 400 words per comment. If you want to express yourself in more detail than this allows, please e-mail your comment as an article to comment@sudantribune.com

Kind regards,

The Sudan Tribune editorial team.
  • 16 July 2018 09:22, by Midit Mitot

    That,s not government any more, just it terrorist government.Raping civilians, robbing, murder them

    repondre message

  • 17 July 2018 12:48, by jubaone

    Taban Gai should be ashamed that he has sold his Nuer for money and food. Again, the Nuers are to blame if they let their women and girls get gang raped and captured men then castrated. In the end, we may not tell the difference between a jienge and a nyagat or bastardised Nuer. We can only pity them. For this reason, rest Nuer should join hands with Equatorians and clean up these MTNs

    repondre message

Comment on this article



The following ads are provided by Google. SudanTribune has no authority on it.



Sudan Tribune

Promote your Page too

Latest Comments & Analysis


The political calculations of Sudan’s military regime 2019-04-22 20:37:26 How Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir was overthrown and what happens next in Sudan By Ahmed H Adam* On April 11, after 30 years in power, the longstanding dictator, General Omar al-Bashir, was (...)

Will the military or the people lead Sudan? 2019-04-22 16:25:04 Support by regional and international partners will be critical to address the economic crisis, as well as the reformation of government institutions, ministries and security agencies By Ahmed (...)

Will uprising in Sudan provide a new political dispensation? 2019-04-20 06:25:31 By Luka Kuol* The recent wave of uprising in some African countries shows the new means of contesting the African rulers who stayed in power for so long and are hardly to be unseated through the (...)


MORE






Latest Press Releases


South Sudan’s Lafon youth condemn killings of civilians by Pari community 2019-04-03 21:54:29 Press Statement on the Fighting between Pari/ Pacidi and Lotuko/Lokiri on 24/3/2019 Release by The Lafon County Youth Union: We, the Lafon County Youth Union hereby condemn the atrocities and (...)

Joseph Malwal Dong joined the SPLM/A -IO 2019-04-02 08:35:02 SPLM/A (IO) Press Release 1/4/2019 On Hon. Joseph Malwal Dong Joined the SPLM/A (IO) The leadership of the SPLM/A (IO) would like to seize this precious opportunity to announce to members and (...)

Sudan Protests: Investigate the custodial death of three University students 2019-03-13 12:53:14 The African Centre for Justice and Peace Studies (ACJPS) Sudan Protests: Urgent call for investigations into the custodial death of three University students and alleged torture of detainees by (...)


MORE

Copyright © 2003-2019 SudanTribune - All rights reserved.