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Sexual minority activists threatened, flee South Sudan


April 22, 2018 (JUBA) - A sexual minority activist has fled South Sudan after facing threats from the country’s national security operatives.

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Asan Juma, the executive director for Access for All [AfA], said she ran into trouble for championing the rights of gays and lesbians.

She claimed his community-based organization is being targeted by the South Sudanese security operatives, who have accused her of promoting the rights of sexual minorities in the war-torn nation.

Asan said it is hard to talk about same-sex marriages in South Sudan.

Juma claimed about six members of their community-based entity were arrested last year, but released after three months in detention.

“Four members were arrested at Intra-Health office in Kokomo, these four members are peer educators of AfA who usually do access some of the health services from Intra Health offices,” she narrated.

According to Asan, AfA office was closed by national security operatives on 6 December 2017 after authorities accused their organization of promoting gays and lesbians in South Sudan.

“The national security froze our bank account which had the organization funding and took office’s furniture, which included, tables, chairs, solar panels and batteries donated by the USA [United States of America] embassy, documents that include the stamps, registration Certificate and other valuable documents,” she said.

Most of the organization’s staff members, Asan further disclosed, have since fled to Uganda, Sudan and Egypt for fear of being killed.

AfA is a community-based organization that was founded in 2015.


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  • 23 April 2018 12:23, by Kenyang ll

    Asan Juma and anyone exporting such foreign cultures need to respect South Sudanese cultures. South Sudan priority is peace and stability.

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    • 24 April 2018 04:27, by Khent

      South Sudan is in the midst of a terrible civil war that has claimed tens of thousands of lives and is currently experiencing a Biblical scale famine in which millions are facing acute hunger and malnourishment... so why on earth would gay marriage be on the agenda?! You can be Westernized, but don’t try to rush societal change...

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      • 24 April 2018 04:35, by Khent

        ..especially when Western Nations only very recently legalised gay marriage.

        Norway - 2008

        Sweden - 2009

        Denmark - 2012

        New Zealand - 2013

        United States - 2015

        Australia - 2017

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        • 24 April 2018 04:48, by Khent

          The listed Nations above are among the most liberal Nations on earth; Nations with centuries of scientific thought and Humanism, and yet it took them that long to finally see reason and accord the LGBT community their rights. Expecting South Sudan to be lock in step with their level of progress is insane.

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          • 24 April 2018 13:42, by jubaone

            Asan Juma,

            Where did this "woman" get this foolish idea from? lesbians, homosexuals, transexuals, transvestites and the rest...Please, stop this nonsense. If khawajat and jellaba like this "diseases", then we junubin dont want it completely.

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  • 23 April 2018 13:48, by deng

    Asan Juma, even oppositions who always oppose the government will not support you, what I know South Sudanese hate hearing such thing, do you think they will support its practice in their land.

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    • 23 April 2018 14:02, by Resolution


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  • 23 April 2018 15:28, by Lenin Bull

    Asan Juma is not known in South Sudan. His sham AFA for homosexual doesn’t exist in the records of civil societies mushrooming in South Sudan. The guy just wants money and popularity in the name of our national security harassment. It is even mind boggling how a homosexual will flee South Sudan to Sudan and Uganda when both Uganda has outlawed homosexual and M7 has decreed to shoot to kill

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  • 23 April 2018 15:33, by Lenin Bull

    perverted anus fucking homosexuals. Sudan’s sheria law doesn’t entertain homosexual of the west but their own! It is not true AFA exists in South Sudan. Nowadays anyone wants money from donors by faking anything including our natural monthly cycles of our ladies is becoming sources of donor funding as was alleged recently by one civil society! Fake scoundrels. NSS should do it work well otherwise

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  • 23 April 2018 15:38, by Lenin Bull

    our innocent people and young country are being auctioned out by money scoundrels! Who are these homosexuals, lesbians, and gays? They are not South Sudanese and they are not here at all but perhaps it is a culture which is being transplanted among us here and being groomed so that it explode here! US Embassy giving chairs, tables, computers, and money! Madhol yin akou?

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    • 24 April 2018 13:49, by jubaone

      Ugandans, Kenyans, Habbash and some Congolese men-prostitutes are reported to be enjoying such evil sexual orgies with especially UN-Khawajat in Juba. It is open secret in Juba that these khawajat in places like Smart Camp, Bedouin, Oasis etc have exclusive parties where they do their shit. These riverside brothels must be investigated and business licenses revoked immediately.

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      • 24 April 2018 17:04, by Lenin Bull

        Jubaone I thought that you are a true revolutionary and would think like one! Why have a problem with homosexuals practising it in Juba if it is exclusively between Khawajat and none South Sudanese men-prostitutes as stated. It would be wrong if they want to extend this anal screwing thing to our men and women in Juba. The world has become a global village and we should not punish those who live

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        • 24 April 2018 17:09, by Lenin Bull

          us in South Sudan but practice! Some people argue in favor and are openly calling for UN TRUSTEESHIP over South Sudan when people who will be assigned to run UN TRUSTEESHIP will all be or majority of them will be lesbians and gays in short homosexuals! We will all be screwed while kneeling on four legs unless NGUNDAENG intervene and prophecy it now. It will be too late!

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  • 23 April 2018 17:54, by lino

    This is not part of South Sudan or even African Norms; it must be discouraged peacefully!!!

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