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UK ambassador calls for truth and accountability in S. Sudan

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September 29, 2019 (GENEVA/JUBA) – The United Kingdom’s Ambassador for Human Rights, Rita French has called for the promotion of truth and accountability in war-torn South Sudan.

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United Kingdom’s Ambassador for human Rights, Rita French (Twitter photo)

Speaking during an interactive dialogue on South Sudan at the 42nd Human Rights Council session, French expressed concerns over the Human Rights Commission’s report on the securitization of the nation, including the arbitrary detentions and enforced disappearances.

She said despite progress made in the September 2018 peace deal, “civilians continue to be killed and raped, children are recruited as combatants, and communities are forcibly displaced communities”.

“All this takes place without fear of punishment. The government must address this culture of impunity, and parties to the peace agreement must ensure they implement Chapter V,” said French.

In its latest report, The Commission on Human Rights in South Sudan, in its latest report o, highlighted high levels of sexual and gender-based violence among women in the towns of Bentiu, Yei and Wau.

Also cited in the report are incidences involving unlawful detention and disappearances of South Sudanese journalists and human rights defenders while a number of citizens complained of living in fear.

The UK official welcomed the Commission’s reporting on the root causes of sexual and gender-based violence and encourages the government of South Sudan to implement their recommendations.

“The government must also investigate sexual violence and abuse; support survivors, and to take action to prevent further attacks,” she stressed.

Meanwhile, the UK Ambassador called for accountability for the disappearances of South Sudanese citizens Dong Samuel Luak and Aggrey Ezbon Idris.

Luak, a South Sudanese lawyer and Idris, a human rights activist, were snatched off the streets of Nairobi, Kenya on January 23 and 24, 2017 respectively and forcefully deported to South Sudan. Until now, the whereabouts of the two remain unknown.

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  • 30 September 12:07, by Pakuai

    "UK ambassador calls for truth and accountability in S. Sudan"
    Good luck bitch, who are you to tell ’South Sudan and the South Sudanese people about your damn truth and accountability in S. Sudan piece of trash?’. Bitch, South Sudan is not part of your ANGLO-AMERICAN piece of trashes like *Hong Kong, our cloned so-called arabs of North Sudan, Chadians, Nigerians, Saudi Arabians, Djiboutians,>>>>

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    • 30 September 12:13, by Pakuai

      Abeshas (so-called ethiopians), some Bantuses in Kenya, Rwanda, Mozambique, Eastern Congo, Angola, Botswana, South Africa or Namibia* piece of trashes, we are going to bomb you to near oblivion, reasons, pure HATRED and RACISM. That you creeps would always play ’South Sudan and the South Sudanese people’ as your ’staging post’ to prop up your so-called ANGLO-AMERICA empire, good luck once again>>>

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      • 30 September 12:23, by Pakuai

        evils. I am the one who would again helps bomb your UN, UNIMISS, their *rubbishes out of our El Khartoum, Eastern Jerusalem and Tel Aviv*, Others would help bomb Abesh (so-called ethiopia), Yemen, Saudi Arabia, Kenya or South Africa*. Fools, No one wants *Indians and their cheap intrigues* in our country. Fools can any loser in South Sudan understands why the *Indians* are always brought to our>>>

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        • 30 September 12:29, by Pakuai

          country and our people? We have killed these vermin in Malakal, here in Bor and Bentiu. Mr. Riek Machar went and study ’magic’ at the university of *Bradford, the devil infested island of England* from the University of Khartoum. The *University Bradford certificates* are not ’recognized here in South Sudan* fellows.>>>

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          • 30 September 12:37, by Pakuai

            just like the *university of London certificates, where Mr. Lam Akol went and study his ’chemical engineering’ from*. By the way fellows. We have ’killed Mr. Riek Machar’ in 2016. He didn’t go to *DR Congo, Khartoum, Abesh (so-called ethiopia), Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, or North Sudan*, we killed him. Fools, watch this space>>>

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            • 30 September 12:40, by Pakuai

              You have step on the wrong people feet, us, the Dinkas/Muonyjiengs of the Sudan fools>>>>

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        • 30 September 12:53, by The Rhino

          Pakuai,

          You crazy disgusting bangi bastard,shut up, ya Jonglei junk!That lady is right.Underage girls&women were raped,some disfigured, civilians were mass murdered and displaced by your fucking tribal Dinka gov’t.You can not deny the brutal atrocities that have taken or still taking place with impunity in this country.Your Dinka gov’t is terrorizing its own people since its inception.It is......

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          • 30 September 12:59, by The Rhino

            Pakuei,

            ..kidnapping South Sudanese from neighboring countries(Kenya & Uganda).All these has been documented.Your fucking greedy foolish Dinka tyrant Kiir and his cronies will never escape judgement.They all will soon be brought to court and punished!

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            • 30 September 22:41, by Eastern

              The Rhino,

              We have got the sticks ready for Kiir - Dr. Machar would be very lucky to miss the cane!

              I was out in the north of South Sudan trying to see how I can help on the massive oil spill caused by the very careless and useless jenge; I am now back in Juba...

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              • 1 October 09:48, by jubaone

                Eastern
                The oyol spill could be mitigated and tough penalties put on those careless companies of the short-legged Asian bastards. But those jienge and nyagat idiots are too, culpable. "He who eats often must know where to shit once he has a running stomach".

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