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Reports about sexual attacks in Bentiu are false: South Sudanese government

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Displaced civilians from five villages around Kuda Payam, 72 klm west of Juba, after killing of 14 people following attacks by pastoral communities, in their area on 15 August 2018 (UNMISS Photo)December 20, 2018 (JUBA)- South Sudanese government Thursday said claims of sexual attacks on more than 150 women and girls outside Bentiu in Northern Liech State are unfounded and baseless.

On 30 November, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) said that some 125 women and girl under ten years were raped and beaten Rubkona County of Northern Liech State in the 10 days between 19 and 29 November 2018.

Investigations by UNMISS and other agencies increased the number to over 150 cases of rape, triggering a statement by the UN Security Council condemning the sexual violence and urging Juba to ensure that a full investigation is carried out and those responsible are held accountable.

But, the South Sudanese presidency said President Salva Kiir was briefed on Thursday about the findings of a fact-finding mission dispatched by the ministry of gender and social welfare to investigate into the attacks in Northern Liech State.

The South Sudanese Presidential Press Unit said that Gender, Child and Social Welfare Minister Awut Deng Achuil told Kiir that the rape cases reported on the media by MSF Organization Holland are "unfounded and baseless".

"There there are no facts found to verify the rape cases of 120 girls in Bentiu Northern Liech as reported by MSF organization Holland," said the presidency.

The medical humanitarian group "refused to cooperate and provide details on rape incident," further said the statement.

Last Tuesday, Human Rights Watch called for a fair and impartial investigation in accordance with the international standards ensuring the security of survivors and that there are no reprisals towards them.

"The investigation should not focus on verifying the reported numbers but on the identity of the attackers and whether the attacks were directed by or undertaken with the knowledge of senior members of any party to the conflict," further said the human rights group.

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  • 21 December 2018 08:17, by Midit Mitot

    Juba government has never accepted such a crimes report since then, South Sudan government is not faithful, murdering, raping, robbing, looting are the most common practices.

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    • 21 December 2018 08:34, by South South

      We are all looking for facts to back the sexual attacks. MSF said the rapes occurred between November 19, 2018 to November 29, 2018 during food distribution in Bentu. We know now there was no food distribution in Bentu between November 19th and November 29th.

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    • 21 December 2018 10:23, by EYE SEE

      Ruthles Regime of Imcopetence Salva Kiir!
      When will you wake up to your responsibilties?
      Am not supperized the fake investigation was also lead by a tribal Women Awut Deng. The women raped were Nuers and the investigator was Tribal Dinka who is under the Regime which has been promoting the rape as weapon of war in all Nuer Lands.

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      • 21 December 2018 11:54, by Midit Mitot

        EYE SEE,
        God is watching, those who are denying the fact will face it in return, Awut Deng can not tell the truth since the victims are different from her tribesmen.

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  • 21 December 2018 08:20, by Eastern

    Whoever expected anything than this finding from a team led by Awud Deng Acuil should be leaving in Mars...! The bond between Kiir and Awud is still intact!

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    • 21 December 2018 08:38, by South South

      How about this Eastern ( an old man who lost power of thinking), MSF said sexual attacks happened between November 19th, 2018 and November 29, 2018 during food distribution in Bentu. There was no food distribution in Bentu that time, how about that alone an old man? Or your inability to think because of your age will do a little for you to understand that.

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      • 21 December 2018 10:24, by Eastern

        Old man, old man, old man, old man, yes old man dickhead!

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        • 21 December 2018 11:01, by South South

          Old man is addicted to sex, that why he is called " KARAMA"

          I am laughing.

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          • 21 December 2018 15:36, by Eastern

            South South,

            You are a real dickhead who is addicted to old things! You are clearly barking up the WRONG tree! You don’t know who Eastern is! I challenged you multiple times to name and shame EASTERN but you failed miserably.....Fuck off you jenge dog!

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            • 21 December 2018 16:23, by South South

              Eastern,
              As I am winning, I have no bad feeling about you. The only thing I will not allow you to come close is my country South Sudan. You can monkey it up everywhere, but if you attempt to come to SS. Monkey poop will be smelled 100000 mile away.

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  • 21 December 2018 08:47, by Mayendit

    I said last time that, the report was a make up by Doctors without borders. It was impossible such a number to be raped within 10 days. This Agency are not telling the truth because their agenda is not treating people but they are making experiment on human beings on fake thing against others human in the world. They are damaging image of South Sudanese people and the country at large

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    • 22 December 2018 15:43, by Joseph Canada

      Listen man, Drs. never lie on something like that. Unless they are untrained professionals. I know this because it’s the fact. Gangs of Jenge truly did this. I am very sure one day one time every guilt. God is watching.

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  • 21 December 2018 08:53, by Lenin Bull

    The report was created purposely to tarnish the image of the government since peace has been signed. No place on earth where such a huge rape occured within less than one week. Even women and girls in Bentiu laughed at the report and some called it insult to them. Some mindless pseudo-intellectuals seem to believe the rape drama by MSF cone men and women and their surrogates in between.

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  • 21 December 2018 08:58, by Lenin Bull

    It is a coordinated strategy by foreign agents in South Sudan to come up daily with damning stories to shame the government and people of South Sudan and perhaps soon to lobby for UN trusteeship again. They will never leave South Sudan alone. False rape 125 cases in Bentiu, CTSAMM Monitors robbed and stripped naked in Luri, etc and many more such fake reports to come soon.

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  • 21 December 2018 09:03, by Mayendit

    It is time for Juba’s government with strong respond by expelling them. This is not the first time for Doctors without Borders to accused army in the world, they accused U.S Army in Afghanistan while, they were siding with terrorist on the Mountain area. This Agency are report fake news in order for them to gets pay by UN. South Sudanese must trains their own people to treat them instead of MSF.

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  • 21 December 2018 09:04, by Lenin Bull

    All these fake reports about South Sudanese and their government and rebel movements are cleverly designed to humiliate the country and its people. This can only be discerned by people who have intellects. Some bloody bastard in New York jumped to conclusion that " South Sudan will never find respectful place among the community of nations." Really based on rumors/fake stories! Go to hell chap.

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  • 21 December 2018 09:21, by Mayendit

    It is just the beginning and more things would follow if Juba’s government is doing nothing about those Agencies operating in South Sudan. Also it is better for South Sudanese people to find tradition medicine themselves if there are no qualified Doctors in South Sudan nation, because it is bad to hear people reported lies,exaggeration and propaganda just to tear image of others people or country

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