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South Sudanese leader orders release of SPLM-IO’s James Dak

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James Dak (C) with his boss Riek Machar (R) and current FVP Taban Deng Gai in Addis Ababa during the peace talks in 2014 (Dak's Facebook page)
October 31, 2018 (JUBA) - South Sudanese President Salva Kiir Wednesday ordered the release of James Gatdet Dak the spokesperson of SPLM-IO leader.

Kiir announced his decision during the celebration of the peace agreed attended by the regional leaders and in presence of opposition leaders including Riek Machar.

Dak was deported by the Kenyan authorities to Juba on 3 November 2016 because he praised a UN report blaming a Kenyan general who was the UNMISS former force commander for his failure to protect civilians in Juba during the bloody clashes of July 2016.

President Kiir said that James was condemned by a special court but he ordered today to free him from jail.

On 12 February 2018, a special court in Juba sentenced James to death by hanging, but his lawyers described the verdict as a political decision.

The South Sudanese leader also ordered the release of a South African national William Endley, who fought beside the SPLM-IO. Kiir said he was a "mercenary" and ordered to expel him immediately after his release.

He also reiterated his commitment to fully implement the peace agreement and called on the South Sudanese opposition leaders to remain in the country and to contribute to the peace implementation from now onward.

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  • 31 October 18:43, by Eastern

    Folks,

    Kiir still has more to do....The world knows that Kiir detained James Gatdet, what about Aggrey Idri and Dong Samuel that the regime in Juba continue to remain mute about, have they been liquidated?

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    • 31 October 20:25, by The Rhino

      Eastern,

      According to well placed informants,Aggrey Ezbon Idri and Samuel Dong Luak are afraid to have been brutally murdered by the NSS shortly after their illegal adduction from Kenya,January 24.2017.The credible agents gave piercing narratives about how JCE and Kiir himself schemed the murderous plan.Now,the special court Kiir was alluding to in his speech,is his f**king tribal gang the JCE...

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      • 31 October 20:37, by The Rhino

        Eastern,

        ...Here’s the thing,Kiir and Riak Machar will be brought before the International Criminal Court ICC in The Hague,Netherlands.They will face charges in committing crimes against the people in South Sudan and severe charges in breaking International humanitarian Laws.Secondly,the Hybrid Court will pursue charges against them at local level.No peace without accountability!

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        • 1 November 00:07, by South South

          Eastern and The Rhino,

          Kiir and Riak have teamed up already to keep South Sudan safe forever. Any talk about this monkey or about this rat is nothing but meaningless. Majority of people in South Sudan want peace. Having a few tiny people who don’t want peace is OK, they are insufficient, let’s move on. Lick your wounds and shut up.

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          • 1 November 07:59, by Eastern

            Thouth Thouth,

            You will give the word TEAM a new MEANING soon, you long snouted man!

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            • 1 November 09:54, by South South

              Eastern/KARAMA,

              The country is going to be ruled by South Sudanese forever; moreover, any talk from tiny people who are insufficient will be met with hard talk;furthermore,real people and majority of South Sudan will be allowed to speak, dance and develop their own country. You shut up and follow or continue with your meaningless internet war, case is closed, next.

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              • 1 November 12:27, by jubaone

                South South
                Peace for Equatorians is when the last jienge in Nimule returns to his luak. Time is over and they have no business still squatting in Equatoria. Equatorians (Madis/Acholis) want their land to cultivate and live. Peace has come and jienges MUST quit. This is federalism or Kokora. Each must work for himself and not idle and be fed like "big" babies

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              • 1 November 14:10, by South South

                jubaone,

                I laugh very hard when I read your comments. In the world today there are two ways to own a land legally, one is to buy a land and you can do that anywhere in your country, two is to rent or lease. Any tribe of South Sudan has right to own and rent a land anywhere he/she wants. The only problem I will have is that if someone get a land illegally, other than that,I am OK with everything.

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                • 2 November 00:21, by jubaone

                  South South
                  Again, why must it always be the jienges that innately want to go everywhere anytime? Seems you hate yourselves and your areas, absolutely no love for your villages. How can you call yourselves nationalists? Merchants, nomads and thieves only go where there’s money, food and loot. Just go home

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            • 1 November 12:20, by jubaone

              Eastern
              Jienges and Nuers or some nyagats must be trooping towards their luaks to get them developed. Could be that most are used to free things and anarchy. Hard work, responsibility and accountability are strange terms. Perhaps Gokrial and Ler will develop into megacities and Equatorians willsoon go and squatt as idlers and beggars! Wow

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          • 1 November 12:16, by jubaone

            South South
            My guess is, you are now preparing to return to your luaks and get them developed instead of squatting in Equatoria or enjoying refugee life in Uganda or Kenya. Apparently monkeys and rats must have multiplied in their millions and your jienges wont starve either. Tell Riak, to order Nuers in the PoCs to go home. PEACE has come. Wow

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          • 1 November 16:45, by The Rhino

            South South,

            Majority of us Equatorians want also peace in our lands.So collect your animals,move back to your luaks and develop yourselves.You brainless gorillas can’t just be lazily squatting in Equatoria for your entire lives.Be proud of your luaks.Go back and implement your peace,goddamn it!

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            • 1 November 17:18, by South South

              The Rhino,
              We are talking about monkeys or rats, we are talking about a country called South Sudan.

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              • 1 November 19:31, by The Rhino

                South South,

                You jienge gorillas are not yet brain developed to face the challenges of the present world.You are confirmed to be lazy people,thieves,murderers and too weak to think ahead of time,are violent and useless,shut up idiot!

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                • 1 November 21:24, by South South

                  The Rhino,

                  You are just a monkey to me.

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                  • 1 November 23:42, by The Rhino

                    South South,

                    You are indeed a pathetic and ungrateful luak junk,no doubt.Equatorians for sure are not monkeys or whatever you always call them to be.They are your masters and you need to kindly recognize and respect that.Its the very reason why many of you savages were/are inspired by Equatorians in all possible ways.Equatorians by far are the best civilized people in South Sudan,deal with it!...

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                    • 1 November 23:49, by The Rhino

                      South South,

                      ...have you ever asked yourself a simple question,as to why our lovely JUBA is the epicenter of POWER?Presumably not,...a brainless jienge gorilla like yourself always struggles to connect the dots.F**k off!

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                      • 2 November 12:31, by jubaone

                        Rhino
                        Keep up this fire burning. Jienges and all non Equatorians must be constantly reminded that they have to go home and develop themselves. Their squatting in Equatoria only raises the question, do we really need the other non Equatorian states, if all these squatters and settlers are comfortable in our areas? Now jiengelands have turned into cattle grazing lands. All have run away.

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            • 2 November 16:51, by jubaone

              Rhino
              There was NO wars fought in jiengeland,yet no development ever took place. When "they" talk of peace, they mean Equatoria and parts of Upper Nile. Economically and strategically, jiengelands have no value. This explains why most have run 🏃 away to seek food and good life instead of developing themselves. In a nutshell, junk jiengestans must be dissolved since there’s no one left except cows

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    • 1 November 07:03, by Midit Mitot

      That,s good step President Kiir, but we need you to release more detainee such as Dong and Idri plus many others.

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  • 31 October 20:13, by Kush Natives

    Step by step, South Sudanese leaders doing well on peace process. Otherwise God bless South Sudan.

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    • 31 October 20:43, by Malakal county Simon

      Kush Natives/

      You know nothing about when will South Sudan government releases all prisoners, and so stop pretending here and there!!

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      • 31 October 22:17, by Kush Natives

        Malakal county Simon,
        Don’t guess that I don’t know what I am talking about, I am in the system, so I know how the system works. I am not just talking on the street, take my word or leave it! I did mention that on my previous comment that those criminals in jail are not a birds, we can’t just afford to release them just like that! Some of them will remain in jail per crime they committed, some whe

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        • 31 October 22:18, by Kush Natives

          - ere there before an IO, don’t be too general!

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  • 1 November 06:40, by Lenin Bull

    Riek and his criminal gangs in IO have no any single Dinka to release in detention because no single Dinka was spared during the madness war by IO. What did IO do to Executive Director and other executive staff who were slaughtered in Akobo, Nasir, Ulang, Maiwut, Bentiu, Ayod etc?

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  • 1 November 06:44, by Lenin Bull

    How many times have Riek rebelled killed innocent people and shamelessly come like a dog and apologized( 1991, 2001, 2013, 2016, and now 2018!). It is only accomplished fools who can be fooled around by Riek and his Ngundaeng religious followers!

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  • 1 November 06:48, by Lenin Bull

    Riek will kill innocent people again soon when we go in for general elections which he will fail miserably. He will rebel and his Nuer criminals will take AK47s and spray innocent people. Watch out folks. Take Riek’s third come back home blood stained hands with caution and serious precautionary measures.

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    • 1 November 07:13, by Midit Mitot

      Bull dog,
      You are behind the news hopefully, people are talking about peace implementation and yet you are still talking bullshit,all those mess which were caused by all politician should be drop one person. otherwise your little brain is still on Puppy stage.

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    • 1 November 07:24, by Malakal county Simon

      LinenBull/slave

      Please preach peace and stop the hatred!!

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  • 1 November 09:40, by Sunday Junup

    I have been waiting for this to happen even though i don’t believe in this peace. i will wait till Kiirtimnal Mayardit is no more sooner or later. It is very good step to our citizen

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    • 1 November 09:54, by Kush Natives

      Sunday Junup,
      I hope you are here in Juba with us now bro? Otherwise, everything is possible once peace come, peace is finally here! Let’s all protect this peace through healing process 👉! Otherwise, those two leaders will not do anything themselves. God bless South Sudan! One nation under one God.....

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  • 2 November 12:55, by Angelo Achuil

    May the Almighty bless the President for showing mercy to one who needed it so bad. People prayed for the life of Dak and God did it! It’s a good thing to be patient - if he was rushed off to gallows, it could have been irreversible. The one who shows mercy, God will also do the same despite his many sins. It is a good thing to witness an event where "mercy triumphs over judgment" Jas 2:13

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