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Presidency rejects Amnesty’s report on increasing executions in South Sudan


December 9, 2018 (JUBA) - South Sudan’s presidency sternly denied a recent report by Amnesty International saying that Juba government executed seven people including a child in 2018.

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South Sudan’s presidential spokesperson, Ateny Wek Ateny (AFP)

In a report released on 7 December, the human rights group said alarmed by the increase of executions in South Sudan for the first time since the impendence in 2011.

"Amnesty International has established that at least 342 people are currently under the sentence of death in South Sudan, more than double the number recorded in 2011," further said the report.

In response, South Sudanese Presidential Spokesperson Ateny Wek Ateny, rejected the report, saying no one had been executed in South Sudan since 2011 pointing that his country is a signatory to the Charters that prohibit the death penalty.

"I don’t know where Amnesty International got this information," Ateny said. "There is no execution because we have put a moratorium on the death penalty since 2013."

The presidential spokesperson further commented on the reported execution of a child saying that a child cannot be executed in South Sudan if the capital punishment was implemented in the county.

"The culture of South Sudan cannot accept it," he stressed.

The report said that South Sudan executed four people in 2017 including two who were children at the time of the crimes for which they were convicted.

Amnesty International, also, said it interviewed a 16-year-old boy, who is languishing on death row at Juba Central Prison, after being convicted of murder.

The human rights group, in addition, said concerned for the lives of 135 people on death row, who have this year been rounded up from other prisons across the country to" two prisons notorious for executions".

But the presidential media official minimized the move saying the transfer of prisoners is a normal administrative measure when a prison has reached its full capacity.

"It is a routine transfer because the prison-like Juba is full. It was meant for only 1,500 inmates, it now has more than 15,000. You cannot put them in packed prison like that and you cannot release those who have committed crimes," said Ateny.


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  • 10 December 2018 02:24, by Games

    I thought that missing lower teeths was fired from this position. This country is languaging stocks to the entirely world,when in fact very persons that close to the president is lying in the broad daylight.yes, the underages were hangers, and are in Jails.

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    • 10 December 2018 06:40, by Malakal county Simon

      Not yet fired but he was seriously warn, to choose words wisely and not to repeat what he did when he accused fugitive Paul Malong....

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  • 10 December 2018 06:55, by Eastern

    These morons at J1 think and imagine that Amnesty International is an organisation sitting somewhere in distant London, United Kingdom! Amnesty international has ears and eyes by way of South Sudanese right inside Blue House, MI detention facilities at Guada, Gorom, etc.....! Amnesty International has firsthand accounts of what the tribal regime has been doing....!

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  • 10 December 2018 10:18, by Joseph Canada

    How about those thousand bodies that were executed and thrown into the River Nile at night including the Seven boys from Chukudum in which some were arrested by the Ugandan police and handed over to Dinka securities in Orom ? You think that one is alie too? Amnesty international is not talking from the far distance. We have the unknown reporters inside J1 as well if you really want to know.

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    • 10 December 2018 10:29, by Eastern

      Joseph Canada, thanks,

      The Equatorian boys kidnapped from Kitgum town and driven to Orom, east of Kitgum towm are very well known to my contacts in Uganda and the border crossing point through which they entered South Sudan. I have names ID card numbers, vehicle numbers, dates, photos, GPS coordinates, etc....

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      • 10 December 2018 10:33, by Eastern

        If the dinka regime has a case against Peter Lorot, they know where he is and should go for him...!The blood of the sons of Chukudum cannot be spilt in vein..!

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        • 10 December 2018 17:43, by Pakuai

          You can always scream about the Dinkas/Jenges name all you like, but the fact remains. The majority rules. If the current government is a Dinkas/Jenges government as some of you foreign trolls often projected it to be. Then what are you trolls going to do about it? Nothing. As for the execution of criminals. If I were to be Mr. Salva Kiir, then Mr. Riek Machar, his South African mercenary

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          • 10 December 2018 17:49, by Pakuai

            Pagan Amuom and Majak Agoot would have been on the hangmen noose by now. But as I always posted on this web site. Mr. Salva Kiir is pretty much on criminals and that is why it has becomes a new normal in South Sudan to create problems, call for the UN & humanitarian aid & ask for negotiation to be re-instated back to your old position. Amnesty international can advocate against death sentence>>>

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            • 10 December 2018 17:55, by Pakuai

              they have a right to do so. But if the laws of another country says otherwise, then they cannot do anything about executions. The US of ole execute their criminals every year. And Amnesty international don’t do anything about it. But of course, the US of ole A is ’exceptional country’. Saudi Arabia execute criminals with even minor infractions. But Saudi Arabia remains the European & American>>>

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              • 10 December 2018 18:00, by Pakuai

                countries darlings, but when it comes to South Sudan, then all the hyenas around world would always try to poke their evil long noses into all the times because we have allowed them to. Have a look on these links: http://c.newsnow.co.uk/A/966041464?-21266:8599
                I doubt this article was rewritten by a genuine researcher or a South Sudanese>>>

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                • 10 December 2018 18:04, by Pakuai

                  But as I have stated time & time again. Most of the articles from Sudan Tribune, Radio Tamzuj and other bunch of foreign online tabloids are ghost written foreigners with sinister project against South Sudan & the South Sudanese people with the directives of the CIA, MI6 and shifty their NGOs. Because South Sudan is desperately coveted by these hyenas>>>

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                  • 10 December 2018 18:09, by Pakuai

                    Most of these ghost written articles about South Sudan and the South Sudanese people are paid by the CIA, MI6 & their gulf Arab states countries. Are there some South Sudanese who have gone and seek asylum in France? I doubt so. So why would the French agencies even bother to come & investigate the laziness of the South Sudanese men? The article I linked above is just part of the whole propaganda>

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                    • 10 December 2018 18:14, by Pakuai

                      against South Sudan & against the South Sudanese people by our enemies from the UK, the UK & their allies. The evils think that South Sudan is part of their damned evil so-called ANGLO-AMERICA empire and that South Sudanese people would also be parts of their damned evil so-called ANGLO-AMERICA empire’s subjects or slaves. Good luck to them. Yes, most of our fools like some of our Nuers>>>>

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                      • 10 December 2018 18:18, by Pakuai

                        ke nyantoc, Shilluks and some Equatorians including their leaders Like Mr. Riek Machar, Lam Akol, Pagan Amuom & Thomas Cirillo don’t read such demeaning articles. You tell the fools to get the hell out of these filthy UN compounds & start growing their own foods & they will call you names that you are a subhuman and a corrupt Dinka/Jaang/Jenge>>>

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                        • 10 December 2018 18:22, by Pakuai

                          These same UN & it sleazy NGOs workers are the ones who want these lazies to remain in these filthy UN compounds and while at the same times ghost writing these demeaning articles against South Sudan & the South Sudanese people. I always say that the white Americans, English people, their cloned arabs of North Sudan & their gulf Arab states financiers are the evilest of all evil people on earth>>>

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                          • 10 December 2018 18:28, by Pakuai

                            But most our South Sudanese idiots who have never gone to these evils’ countries just like to watch their Americanized videos & propaganda. But for some of us who went & studied with them in their colleges & universities know pretty much well how these Americanized Hollywood propaganda machine really is. I am not trying to say that all the white American, English people, their evil juus>>>>

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                            • 10 December 2018 18:34, by Pakuai

                              (so-called israelis), the cloned so-called arabs of North Sudan and their gulf Arab states financiers are all evils. But their establishments & their authorities are the evilest of all evils on earth. By the way, the US and their evil juus (so-called israel) did helped our people during our trying times and that was why Mr. Salva Kiir took almost all his then entire cabinet ministers to Washington

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                              • 10 December 2018 18:39, by Pakuai

                                in 2011 right after our country’s Independence. To go and solicit the US investors to come & invest in South Sudan because the war was considered over. But the US investors turned down the South Sudanese invitation citing lack of infrastructures to come & invest in them. Well, there were no in infrastructures indeed and that was why we have been fighting our cloned arabs of North Sudan for ages>>>

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                                • 10 December 2018 18:43, by Pakuai

                                  And when the Mr. Salva Kiir government asked the Chinese investors to come and invest in South Sudan & the Chinese agreed. The US, the UK, their UN, their sleazy NGOs & ome of their creepy allies in between went mad & want Mr. Salva Kiir regime out of power & be replaced with their puppets/stooges like Riek Machar & his allies whom they would then go & micro-manage in Washington, London, UAE>>>>

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                                  • 10 December 2018 18:48, by Pakuai

                                    and their other shady tax havens countries where the evils go and hide their plunders in. But Mr. Salva Kiir and regime didn’t budged and so the evil white Americans, English people, their cloned so-called arabs of North Sudan, their UN, their sleazy NGOs, their gulf Arab states financiers & some of their creepy allies in between are not stopping with their propaganda against Mr. Salva Kiir>>>>

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                                    • 10 December 2018 18:54, by Pakuai

                                      South Sudan & the South Sudanese people until they achieve their desired result in South Sudan, regime of Mr. Salva Kiir government. That is not going to happen under the sun as far as we are concerned. Mr. Eastern have a look on these other links: http://c.newsnow.co.uk/A/966072953?-21266:8599

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                                      • 10 December 2018 19:01, by Pakuai

                                        I hope our more civilize AND well educated Barias of Equatoria have tested this Ebola vaccines to ascertain these seven (7) experimental guinea pig that they are not vaccinated with Ebola virus itself?? The current Ebola new strands was tested on people of Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia by the US army in with the US center drug administration (CDA) a few years>>>

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                                        • 10 December 2018 19:07, by Pakuai

                                          ago. And of course, well. What could go wrong! South Sudanese people are the darlings of the US, the UK, their UN, their evil juus (so-called israel) and their shifty NGOs. I always say here that what the evil white Americans, English people, their evil juus (so-called israelis), their gulf Arab states financiers, their UN & their NGOs are desperately shopping in our country & against our people>>

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                                          • 10 December 2018 19:11, by Pakuai

                                            is not going end very well. The sooner the government of South Sudan let us rounded up all these UNIMISS mercenaries, NGO workers & anything that is connected to evil white Americans, English people, their evil juus (so-called israel), their cloned arabs of North Sudan & their gulf Arab states financiers and kill the evils and throw them into the Nile to show the evils the absolute contempt>>>>

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                                            • 10 December 2018 19:16, by Pakuai

                                              we have towards these vermins. These evils love affair with our country & our people has gone too far and the evils are going to bombed pretty badly out of our country. Our country is not part of the evils so-called damned ANGLO-AMERICAN empire, nor are our people parts of their damned evils so-called ANGLO-AMERICA subjects or slaves. The evils can well keep their bullsh*ts, South Africa, Botswana

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                                              • 10 December 2018 19:22, by Pakuai

                                                Zimbabwe, Zambia, Angola, Namibia, Mozambique, Kenya, Somalia, Rwanda, Burundi, Uganda, DR Congo, Central Africa republic (CAR), Libya, Mali, Nigeria, North Sudan, Yemen, Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan, Palestine, Ukraine, Venezuela, Nicaragua or their other countries the evils often covet for plunder. Right here in South Sudan. No one want these vermin again>>>

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                                                • 10 December 2018 19:28, by Pakuai

                                                  in our country & over our people ever again with these cheap Geo-political gimmicks. A lot bloody bloody fellows. Watch this space. South Sudan & South Sudanese people cannot & will not be made a tributary state & people. If the evil white Americans, English people, their evil juus (so-called israelis), their UN, their sleazy NGOs, their cloned arabs of North Sudan & some their allies want>>>

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                                                  • 10 December 2018 19:34, by Pakuai

                                                    to fight China and the Chinese people, then the evils can go & fight China in China or South China sea if the evils the evils damn think so. The US, the UK, all the European countries, Asian countries, South American countries, Middle Eastern Countries & All the African countries trade with China and the Chinese people. And when it comes to South Sudan & the South Sudanese people. The evils think>

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                                                    • 10 December 2018 19:39, by Pakuai

                                                      that they can control what country the South Sudanese people can do trade with? Yani, what do these evils really think, they are to our country & our people? Here in my home state of Jonglei, I have never seen this so-called humanitarian aid feeding any in own village since 1992. My lowly informed South Sudanese fools. WW3 is going to start here in our country. There are some fools. Who want>>>

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                                                      • 10 December 2018 19:43, by Pakuai

                                                        the evil white Americans, English people, their evil juus (so-called israelis), their UN, their sleazy NGOs, their cloned arabs of North Sudan, Abeshas (so-called ethiopians), their gulf Arab states financiers & even some Bantus in their villages. But lowly informed lazies & losers would be the ones to wake up later like spook birds after their villages are taken like in North Sudan, Gambella>>>>

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                                                        • 10 December 2018 19:49, by Pakuai

                                                          region, Central Kenya, like in Nanyuki, Laikipia, parts of Mozambique, Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Angola, the whole of South Africa and Namibia. But to be honest with our lowly informed fools. Not even a single Dinkas/Monyjiengs of the Sudan land would be taken by these vermin. Reasons, pure HATRED & RACISM. Fellows, the owners have taken back their country>>>>

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                                                          • 10 December 2018 19:53, by Pakuai

                                                            Playing South Sudan & the South Sudanese people like their then East & west Germany during their then so-called COLD WAR & the evils hope that our country & our people would re-united like their then East & West Germany with our cloned arab North Sudan & then the evils would run to their capitals & then go and write lies after lies that their so-called ’CAPITALISM’ has trumps over their so-called>

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                                                            • 10 December 2018 20:00, by Pakuai

                                                              ’COMMUNISM & SOCIALISM’ and this piece of propaganda machine about South Sudanese men are lazy: http://c.newsnow.co.uk/A/966041464?-21266:8599
                                                              Is all about what I just posted above. My lowly informed South Sudanese fools. Don’t undersestmaite the evils white Americans, English people, their evil juus (so-called israelis ) attack dogs, their cloned so-called arabs of North Sudan, their UN>>>>

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                                                              • 10 December 2018 20:04, by Pakuai

                                                                their sleazy NGOs & some of their creepy allies in between. They have sabotaged our country & our people by using their puppets/stooges & their lowly informed fools as their pawns/foot soldiers to crawl their evil selves into our country using their cheap so-called ’UN, humanitarian aid, donations, peacekeeping or human rights business scams’>>>>

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                                                                • 10 December 2018 20:10, by Pakuai

                                                                  fellows. There are man refugees in Darfur, Southern Kordufan, Southern Blue Nile, ethiopia, Eritrea, Somalia, Burundi, DR Cong, Central Africa republlic (CAR), Northern Nigeria and other countries. But the evil white Americans, English people, their evil juus (so-called israelis), their their UN, their sleazy NGOs, their gulf Arab states and their allies don’t propagate lies about these other>>>

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                                                                  • 10 December 2018 20:16, by Pakuai

                                                                    countries, reasons are South Sudan and the South Sudanese are being fought over by these hyenas, second COLD-WAR like game is being indirectly fought over our country & over our people, thirdly, China is consider to be proxy fought in our country & over our people, fourthly, that our country & our people have to be re-united with our arch enemies and then our country can go & be looted>>>>

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                                                                    • 10 December 2018 20:23, by Pakuai

                                                                      through red sea port and lastly, but not least, our country is needed to ’sign up’ to the evil white Americans, English people & French so-called world World Bank & their IMF banking cartels & then the evils would come and handcuff our country & our people to their evil and dirty scams and plunder our resources to the last drop with their so-called launch repayment by always forcing our country>>>

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                                                                      • 10 December 2018 20:30, by Pakuai

                                                                        and our lowly informed idiots to always adopt austerity measures that have nothing to do with our country’s & our people’ needs. But austerity measures that are only about the interests of their criminals in the US, Wall Street, London, Paris, tax havens & their puppets/stooges that they imposed on to powers in a country like our country. But we have informed these criminals, that they>>>>

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                                                                        • 10 December 2018 20:35, by Pakuai

                                                                          are their damned times & our times. My lowly informed South Sudanese fools. South Sudan’s central bank, Eritrea and Somalia are the only central Bank that have not yet ’acquired’ by the evil white Americans, English people, French and their evil juus (so-called israelis) & some of their allies. But South Sudan has a lot of resources than Eritrea & Somalia>>>>

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                                                                          • 10 December 2018 20:42, by Pakuai

                                                                            Besides, South Sudan is called the Europeans, Americans, their evil juus & some of their allies ’strategic country’ and that South Sudanese people are their ’strategic or expandable people’ to be always use as experiential guinea pigs through the so-called ’humanitarian aid, UN, donations & the human rights’>>>>> Our foolish Nuer nyantoc Dr. Riek Machar, Shilluks, Dr. Lam Akol, Mr. Pagan Amuom>>>>

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                                                                            • 10 December 2018 20:47, by Pakuai

                                                                              Rebecca Nyandeng, Dr. Majak Agoot, Thomas Cirillo and other were kept in foreign hotels, brothels & bars of Adis Ababa, Nairobi, South Africa, Tanzania, Khartoum and other by the US, the UK, their evil juus (so-called israelis), their cloned arabs of North Sudan, their UN, their sleazy NGOs & some of their creepy allies in between. purposely to use the foreign puppets/stooges, traitors & thieves>>

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                                                                              • 10 December 2018 20:51, by Pakuai

                                                                                as their bargaining chips to crawl their evil selves back into our country & over our people again so that the evils would come & start again where they left it in 2013. But to honest with white Americans, English, their UN, their sleazy NGOs and their allies have step on the wrong people feet, us. The Dinkas/Monyjiengs of the Sudan. Reasons, Pure HATRED & RACISM.

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