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Residents of Bentiu Protection of Civilians site pictured on 15 February 2016 (UNMISS photo)
December 22, 2018 (JUBA) - In a new development in the investigation of the sexual assaults in Northern Liech State, South Sudanese government has ordered to bar the members of Médecins Sans Fronières (MSF) who unveiled the rape from leaving the country.

On Thursday, Gender, Child and Social Welfare Minister Awut Deng Achuil informed President Salva Kiir that the 157 cases of rape outside Bentiu reported on 30 November by MSF Holland are "unfounded and baseless".

The minister further said that the group which provided medical treatment to the victims refused to hand over the details they collected on the sexual abuse.

Speaking after the weekly cabinet meeting, Information Minister and Government Spokesperson Michael Makuei stated that President ordered a new investigation and it was decided that MSF team members should remain in the country until the end of the probe.

"These are directives given to the governor of the Northern Liench State and to the security apparatus there because some of them might want to go on Christmas," Makuei added.

The minister said that MSF worker who drafted the report left the country stressing they want everyone involved the report be back to get all the truth about this report.

UNMISS and other UN agencies as well as the ceasefire body CTSAMVM sent investigation teams to Bentiu.

UN Security Council released a statement condemning the rape and called on the South Sudanese to investigate the attacks and hold the perpetrators accountable.

The Security Council reiterated its willingness to impose targeted sanctions against individuals or responsible for actions or policies that threaten the peace, security or stability of South Sudan including targeting of civilians, through the commission of acts of violence, including killing, torture or rape or other sexual violence.

(ST)

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  • 23 December 2018 05:30, by Theone

    I kew in day one that is a fabrication from the enemies of people of South Sudan
    This is not our culture. I’m old enough and never seen nasty things like that.

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    • 23 December 2018 05:43, by Games

      Theone
      There were rapes, even the state government (Unity State) knows those individually who had committed those crimes.

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  • 23 December 2018 05:38, by Games

    What Bullshits investigated… These investigations should have been carried out by third party different from those gangs in jobs who in factilly paid those starved militias to do those their dirty works and destroyed the facts.

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    • 23 December 2018 07:30, by South South

      Games,
      You are the only blind Nuer left to make stupid comments everyday. Let’s MSF comes out and confirm to the world that there was food distribution in Bentu between November 19th and zNovember 29th. They made up sexual attacks to raise money and keep their jobs, wicked people.

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      • 23 December 2018 07:46, by Games

        South South
        You Dinka in general ate backwards community. Looks the whole world are moving forward, while you are still practicing silly things. You are disgraces to this nation. So if your stupidity believes that those organizations are making up those stories in order to obtain more funding, why only making it up in certain parts of the country and in particularly counties?

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    • 23 December 2018 08:42, by Eastern

      Games,

      You make more sense in your comment here. The allegation of rape by the FIRST PARTY (Mathiang Anyor) on the SECOND PARTY (Nuer females) can only be investigated by a THIRD PARTY (independent, possibly non-South Sudanese entity). Now this Awud Deng Acuil, who at one time was said to be warming Kiir’s bed to lead an investigation when she’s part of the FIRST PARTY....!

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      • 23 December 2018 10:15, by South South

        What third party the monkey is talking about? UN and IGAD have sent their teams to Bentu to investigate the sexual attack allegations. let them confirm to the world that there was food distribution in Bentu on November 19, 2018 through November 29th because this is what MSF said as the during of rapes occurred during food distribution. Old man you can monkey it up somewhere, but not in SS.

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        • 23 December 2018 11:16, by Eastern

          South South,

          Old man, fuck, fuck and fuck you! What do you even know about I have just written. Does jenge understand how a country is manged?! Barely 3 years into independence, the cattle camp madness cropped into Juba. Just shut the fuck up!

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          • 23 December 2018 11:19, by Eastern

            Cont...

            Just back off! You don’t know me, won’t know me and you can’t even tell if I am man, woman or robot! Stop posturing and don’t pretend to know what you can’t comprehend in a zillion years! I keep turning the regime inside out every other day. Watch out!

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          • 23 December 2018 14:33, by South South

            Eastern,
            "These jenge leaving in refugee camps". This is your good English you are talking about. KARAMA, monkeys never come close to live with hunman being. You will live with monkeys and I expect you to die with monkeys. Struggling with English language, but he talks about others, correct your poor English first monkey.

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  • 23 December 2018 08:26, by Games

    South South
    There are proven beyond no doubt that such rapping young children ate practicing in your community. Especially at home town Bor. Where they just sent a guy for rapping 8 years old girl for 14 years in prison. If such things happening at your backwards, what do you think those yours of starvating militias would do in the Frontline, where many of them do not never see a naked woman

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    • 23 December 2018 11:54, by Theallseeingeye

      Games
      you are right bro, just analyze those minor Jienge behaviors like, rapping 8 years old girl in Bor, striping of CTSAMVM-booty, Social Welfare Minister Awut Deng Achuil-Kiir’s sex scandal, plus the current MSF Holland sexual assaults report and you will get the big picture. given all these, even a gay with no sexual apatite will assure you that in fact a rape must have happened.

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  • 23 December 2018 09:15, by Ram Mi Ran

    Preventing MSF staff from going to their countries is not a solution. If president is sincere to his words let him form third party to carryout the investigation. How come the same government who sent soldiers to rape to carry investigation by themselves? Because of the same government carryout the investigation the victims will hide themselves because this need confidentially.

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  • 23 December 2018 11:34, by Theallseeingeye

    its obvious that it doesn’t require a rocket scientist to believe that those savage Jienge committed those crimes, because if a well guarded CTSAMVM colonel can be booty-strip naked by a savage mathiang Anyoor, what do you imagine they can do to defenseless unarmed non-dinka civilian.

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    • 23 December 2018 11:46, by Theallseeingeye

      I wish they raped the shit out of her, such that she would report to the world that indeed something isn’t just here. because every time CTSAMVM tender a report, it always asserted that everything is calm despite the deteriorating security situation, rapes and all those form of intimidation.

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      • 23 December 2018 12:25, by Eastern

        Theallseeingeye,

        I couldn’t agree more....

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