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Authorities avail financial award for information leading to arrest of Isaiah Abraham assassins


December 12, 2012 (JUBA) – South Sudan’s national security service has announced to award anyone who will provide information on the culprit (s) who assassinated the political commentator, Isaiah Abraham aka Isaiah Diing Abraham Chan Awuol.

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South Sudanese political commentator, Isaiah Ding Abraham Chan Awuol, who was shot dead by unknown gunmen in front of his house in Juba, early on the morning of Wednesday 5 December 2012 (Photo: Hayat)

The renowned writer and critic of the government was killed in front of his house by unknown assassins on Tuesday last week.

President Salva Kiir has directed the concerned security organs to investigate the murder and bring the culprits to justice. However, no arrests have been made so far despite the consensus in the cabinet meeting that the murder was an assassination, according to press statement by information minister, Barnaba Marial Benjamin.

In an attempt to find the culprits the national security service on Wednesday announced over the national TV that it has availed an award of $50,000 payable to anybody who will provide reliable information about who were the killers.

The internal security department of the national security service has invited persons with information on the killer of Isaiah Abraham to present the information to the security organ as soon as possible.

The announcement did not elaborate on how to protect the identities of those who may volunteer to provide information. South Sudan’s judicial system has not yet established mechanisms to protect eyewitnesses involved in criminal cases, such as the murder of Isaiah Abraham. In many cases eyewitnesses do not to accept to volunteer in court cases for fear of reprisal.


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  • 13 December 2012 08:12, by Mi diit

    If they have not arrested any one up to now this means the security service has not done its homework well. Or they are concealing information. Who will risk giving information and become the next victim of the same security or protection units? Don’t fool people please....

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    • 13 December 2012 08:19, by Mi diit

      Or the killing of Isaiah Abraham has become another lucrative business and corruption for the internal security because one of their colleagues can provide false information, arrest a wrong person and then get the $50,000 for himself and his boss. What a nation!

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      • 13 December 2012 08:28, by George Bol

        Please, you need to make sure that the murder is a national issue,so you need not to joke. Whether you lie it or not the murder will be caught and brought to book for justice.

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    • 13 December 2012 08:23, by omoni jr.

      where is Dinka doom SPLA?
      He is the one killed Isaiah Abraham?

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      • 13 December 2012 08:31, by Mi diit

        omoni jr,
        Dinka Dominated SPLA/M has disappeared since the day Isaiah Abraham was killed. I have been say that this guy may know who killed Isaiah Abraham if he is investigated. Why has he suddenly disappeared and on the same day. This guy is closer to the evil ring.

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    • 13 December 2012 16:12, by Baring

      The Killer of Isaiah Abraham is from Denka tribe only no one has interest of killing one another in South Sudan only Denka Gokrial can do that, they wont to silent Isaiah through killing him. God rest his soul in his kingdom.. Amin.

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    • 14 December 2012 08:49, by okucu pa lotinokwan

      You are correct Mi dit,but untill when? they will keep on their dirty act,or otherwise they are spoilling the name of this country S Sudan.One was again shot death in shuk Custom where are the security organ? GOD bless the oppress.

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    • 14 December 2012 13:23, by john deng

      to: South Sudan citizen.
      we know very well that, the government of Salva Kiir are the one who killed the political commentator because he has given the advice that let us not stolen our own resource.
      the whole world should know that the serious violation of human right is going in south sudan where by securities froces of government are the one mudered their fellow country man.

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  • 13 December 2012 08:16, by Jalaby

    What?! are you kidding us or fooling us? you know the culprits very well and you don’t need to award people to lead you to the criminals!
    I’ll tell you who are the culprits but don’t want your award, you know the 75 corrupted south official thieves who stole $4bn, the culprits among them, I promise you if you catch anyone of them I’ll shave off my big mustache!

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    • 13 December 2012 08:40, by Nibs

      Wow! Your big moustache or your big hairy asshole?mind your business,there are bigger problems in N.sudan than S.sudan.

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      • 13 December 2012 08:48, by Jalaby

        I’ve my big banana with its hair at the end ready for you, please prepare your lubricant otherwise it would be very painful for you and you can’t tolerate it!

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        • 13 December 2012 18:27, by Peter Marko

          @ Jalaba Abou genith
          Sorry fogy, we do not have guys in S. Sudan. Go fuck your self, or your brother for that matter.

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    • 13 December 2012 08:43, by Jalaby

      I suggest to president Kiir to send another 75 letters to those 75 officials thieves asking them who killed Isaiah Abraham because I’ve no single doubt that the killer(s) among them!
      Let Mr. Kiir send them clarification letters, it might work this time, who knows?

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      • 13 December 2012 08:59, by Aaban

        The words you said related to what Ruach kept saying every time that you are gay, why would a man like you be ready for a bananase with the long hair at the end if you are not really gay? ahaha you are really stupid embarrassment to my country, because you all coward will go and the country will remain with it own so stop being airhead idiot,

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        • 13 December 2012 09:36, by Jalaby

          Since you involved yourself in a dirty talking then take this from you "KOTH AMUK YA WAD ALMUTNAKA" go and suck your mother vagina!

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          • 13 December 2012 09:38, by Jalaby

            don’t you read what Nibs wrote and read mine only YA WAD ALMUTNAKA YA WAD ALSHARMOTA ... KUTH AMOK!

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            • 13 December 2012 10:07, by Aaban

              Jalaby, I tried to protact you from being good writer to some sort of silliness sad useless comments, I will leave this site if there is nothing pian in my but no what you turn ugly than any Sudanese boy whoever lived on earth, you used those bad words toward me? I’m really sorry for you boy, I’m too old enough to be drag into that silly comments of yours, Ya Hayawa grow up, time is not waiting

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              • 13 December 2012 10:23, by Aaban

                The test of your behavior has been revealed so go head Ybn El-Mitneka
                And by the way, the name Aban has no meaning, my name is Aaban which origin arabic muslim Meaning: name of the angel so do not called me Aban, I’m sorry but ayeree fee wij imaak ebn El Sharmoota!

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                • 13 December 2012 11:23, by Jalaby

                  Aban or shit who cares?
                  You son of fucking mother WAD AL-MOTNAKA,you started the dirty talk and not me therefore your fucking asshole should be ready for the consequences!
                  You only read my words and keep close eyes on other dirty words!

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                  • 13 December 2012 11:29, by Jalaby

                    Listen son of a bitch, no body is rudest (GALI AL-ADAB) than me when it comes to rudeness, just keep your fucking ass away from me..I’m a nice person with nice people but a piece of hell with rude, idiot and asshole people like you..and I normally don’t comment on your nonsense comments!
                    Go away fucking big asshole .. YA ABO TEEZ KABEER!

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                    • 13 December 2012 12:43, by Aaban

                      You full of dirty thinking ya cos omak maafina

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                      • 13 December 2012 12:59, by Jalaby

                        Asshole Aban,
                        I told you IBN ASHARMOOTA, no one is rudest than me when it comes to rudeness, you put your dirty fucking asshole in this comment and started the dirty talk!
                        You fucking mother big vagina .. stay away from me or you will see the hell!

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                        • 13 December 2012 13:07, by Aaban

                          coos okt al laglesh you said,

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                          • 13 December 2012 13:11, by Aaban

                            kos ahlak manayek jalaby, Lolz

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                            • 13 December 2012 13:24, by Jalaby

                              Asshole Aban,

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                        • 13 December 2012 23:36, by Observer

                          Oh what immature vitriolic, foul mouthed behaviour on here from you.
                          Even if you didn;t start it (or maybe you did) you do not need to stoop to that level.
                          And you wonder why you are laughed at on here.
                          To the Sudan Tribune- what has happened to you monitoring the posts that go on here??

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                    • 13 December 2012 18:37, by Peter Marko

                      @ abou Genith: Jalaba
                      Your taking points is a typical of gay people. It comes to me with no surprise that u will be talking like that, since u r from North. What would one expect from morally disintegrate society, in which homosexuality is prevalence. Not to mention that fact that family’s members do fuck each other like animals.

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      • 13 December 2012 10:23, by Nyakuzuny

        Jalaby , you don’t have another business out side , please you use to move out of the Agenda . please don’t delay your time go and fuck you aunt , uselles man.

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  • 13 December 2012 08:46, by Akolde Nhiak Jinub

    This is mocking public peace. Justice Ministry has no mechanisms to protect eyewitnesses, yes. So who will risk his dear life 4 something z will not bear fruits!?
    This also making fool of everyone outside de inner-circle of de government. Our fingers go 2 Presidential Guards or de so-called Special Branch within de Presidency. What else do U need!? SSNS, investigates yourselves. U know who did it

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  • 13 December 2012 08:52, by Ahmado

    I my self agree with you Jalaby,Those who killed Isaiah were those who stolen 4b dollars and these 75 thieves kiir was there amongst and he is the one who kill this guy.

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  • 13 December 2012 09:16, by mudfish

    it is a security work,so d’t fool people who will put rove on his/here nick to tell u the killer.its totally wasting of resources.

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  • 13 December 2012 09:28, by 4Justice

    “All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing.” The looters have taken their criminality to the next level.

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  • 13 December 2012 10:00, by Wadjube

    I tend to agree with some of the comments above. The 75 thieves are the most powerful people in the Country and whoever names the killers is signing his death Warrant.

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    • 13 December 2012 10:56, by Kurnyel

      He was a Marum Kal Tan which mean he died for his own causes. for get about him let Junubiin continue with their lives.

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  • 13 December 2012 11:01, by Makunon

    When billionaires in USA offer one million for any one to reveal where Osama ben Laden is hiding, no one has show up until is dead.this is another counts for security forces to prove that their inexperienced is adding weight and stronger. The money could be the same paid to the killer and they are joking around. God will discover those culprit and punish them quietly.

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  • 13 December 2012 11:18, by master

    those homeless gay feel frustration bcs no oil flow
    ask anyone of them if he is sure the man he call him father is his real father
    has anyone have courage to test his DNA with alleged father ?
    I dout

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    • 13 December 2012 11:22, by Mach Achiek

      Isaiah was killed by Warrab boys ordered by Salva Kiir.

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      • 13 December 2012 12:11, by Nyakuzuny

        please is just secrete , we all know but don’t rest up your voice’South Sudan is Just like the situation who was In Uganda now, the one who Assissans Isaiah Abram; you will not getting the result, Isaiah Abram is the man Social and cooperation, the Man of Dignity is not a tribal man ,I know this man too- much.

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      • 13 December 2012 14:01, by Diversity

        What is the guarantee that the one who identify them will not be a victim of the same fate?

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  • 13 December 2012 17:36, by Philosopherking

    Finding the culprit is simple. If the security is serious, they need to go the telecommunication company and review all telephone calls and text messages sent and received. Find out where the threats were coming from? All these things are recorded....stop fooling South Sudanese!!!

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  • 13 December 2012 20:13, by Pauli

    The editor of this website, please do me a favour and remove that stupid fake arab called Jalaby from commenting on this site.
    If you follow all his comments, you could have stopped this uncivilised human being from posting all the negative sentiments against the good people of South Sudan.
    If he there to provoke us, I would like to warn him on behalf of Sudantribune, his comments are absurd.

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  • 13 December 2012 21:40, by never

    why are we looking for someone who killed Diing Abraham chan and we all knows that kiir is the one who killed the guy. why do this government treat people like a little kinder garden kids. kiir came up with that large amount of money because he knew that no one else can be able to come up with the answer except him.shit. did i just heard that he killed ambassador Majok A. A month ago before chan.

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  • 14 December 2012 02:29, by Nguetbuny de Luelpiny

    Where is strong head mind Dinka DominatSPLA/M?
    was Diing Chan Awuol was a Dinka Mominant SPLA/M hatred tribal man on this website. Since Diing Chan Awoul Assosination. there is no Dinka dominantSPLA/M on this site.
    Sorry to Diing de Chan Awuol,those who killed you will not died of old age. They the follow somedays. you died marytre for the right of our people. Riek&Kiir adminst days are #

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    • 14 December 2012 07:07, by never

      I agreed with you that Dinka Dominate SPLA/m disapear because him and his uncle Kiir are trying figure out the murder of Chan. This embarrassing man, Rem chan mom is a pastor, while she was in bh el ghazel trying make peace over there betwen Dinkas tribe, Kiir decided in juba to killed her son. Wut a peaceful mission.Bor pple re mad like man. Now kir came up with this amount trying to buy hiswot

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  • 14 December 2012 13:08, by jienge

    Kiir Mayar, you have dug yourself a deep long hole, you’ll never get out of it. Isaiah Abraham’s death got your name written all over it. You better keep your $50k because your majesty your govt is currently implementing your laughable "austerity" measure.

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  • 14 December 2012 21:03, by maring

    I wanted to assured all writers that death is a chain for every one even tonight Mr.Kiir can die thinking that it is only for Isaiah Abraham alone. please kiir, a leader is not known through killing but through development. God will punished those who kill on the day of judgement. may God rest Isaiah soul on external live. Amen

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