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SPLM-IO releases 78 abducted women in Western Equatoria: UN


February 4, 2020 (JUBA) - The U.N. special envoy on sexual violence in conflict Tuesday welcomed the release of 78 women and 50 children held by the SPLM-IO in South Sudan’s Western Equatoria region.

Pramila Patten, Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Sexual Violence in Conflict (UN photo)

The released women were part of more than 500 abducted between April and August 2018 and subjected to repeated rape, sexual slavery and forced marriage by the rebel group according to a report by the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights in October 2018.

"I welcome the release of these women and children, which follows many months of sustained advocacy and engagement by my Office, the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS), and the Senior Women Protection Advisor with Dr Riek Machar and his local commanders," said Special Representative Pramila Patten.

Patten discussed the case of these women with the SPLM-IO leader Riek Machar during a meeting held in Addis Ababa on 23 July 2019. Following what, he issued a command order to release all the women held against their will and transfer them to the UN.

"This order was in line with the Unilateral Communiqué on the Prevention of Conflict-Related Sexual Violence, which was signed by the SPLA-IO in 2014 in the framework of my mandate," added Patten.

The statement said that the released women are now supported by the UN and have been referred to medical and psychosocial support structures.

Several women have already been identified as pregnant and have been referred to prenatal healthcare facilities, according to the statement.


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  • 5 February 08:23, by Marco A. Wek

    Not surprised about the abduction of women and children.

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    • 6 February 00:34, by Langbaar

      Marco A. Wek,
      Have you really fact check about the veracity of 78 women released by the so-called SPLM-IO in western Equatoria? Are you not one those low life who always diagnosed of mental illness here on SUDAN TRIBUNE? First of all, the whole story is a fabrication. This Pramila Patten, Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Sexual Violence in Conflict isn’t nowhere near South Sudan

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      • 6 February 00:46, by Langbaar

        piece of trash. Again there has never active so-called SPLM-IO in greater western Equatoria ever since. The only rebels in greater Western Equatoria were from former Western Equatoria governor, Mr. Joseph Bokasoro and those rebels didn’t subscribed themselves to the so-called SPLM-IO whatsoever. Listen hard Mr. Marco A. Wek piece of trash, over 80% of SUDAN TRIBUNE articles or news, Radio Tamazuj,

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        • 6 February 01:01, by Langbaar

          VOA, Ugandan NEW VISION and other foreign online tabloids are always made up news. And that is why is you bunch of low lives are always informed to fact-check the accuracy of their story sources before you low lives mentally ill diagnose those who know better than you online. However you bunch of low lives are told that South Sudan is where the so-called UN NEW WORLD ORDER,>>>>

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          • 6 February 01:08, by Langbaar

            GOVERNMENT WITHOUT BORDER or AFRICAN UNITY and REGIONAL INTEGRATION piece of trash was to be STARTED in by the countries whom you low lives often called your allies or uncles. If all South Sudanese were to be par with you low lives and your Salva Kiir empty headed cowboy hat wearer, then South Sudan would be now be occupied by the evil white Americans, English people, cloned so-called arabs of>>>>

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            • 6 February 01:16, by Langbaar

              North Sudan, Abeshas (so-called ethiopian) prostitutes, some of their Bantus, their evil juus (so-called israelis), their UN and some of their sleazy NGOs by now. Marco A. Wek piece of trash. There is this so-called ’great game’:https://www.foreignaffairs.com/articles/south-asia/1980-03-01/great-game-asia

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              • 6 February 01:23, by Langbaar

                Your evil juus (so-called israel), the UK, the US, their UN, their sleazy NGOs and some of their lackeys here in the IGAD and the AU are our ’country and our people’ existential enemies. The dirty game beneath these cheap intrigues is all about ’power play’ over South Sudan and the South Sudanese people. Since we have have a huge population who>>>>

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                • 6 February 01:45, by Langbaar

                  which is so foolish, who love to live on UN free hand outs and worship Europeans and Americans, evil juus (so-called israelis) NGOs and the UN. Our country was ’picked out as a geopolitical and strategic interest’ to be always fought over ever 10 years by other countries to exact to their geopolitical ambition and interests, just like they always do in countries like DR Congo, Angola, Mozambique,>

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                  • 6 February 01:51, by Langbaar

                    Central Africa republic (C.A.R), some of their West African countries, Cuba, Caribbean countries, South American countries, some of their middle Eastern countries, Asian countries and Eastern European countries just like their so-called COLD WAR. And the evil hope that North Sudan would be re-united with North Sudan just like their then ’East and West Germany’. And these evils who covet our>>>>

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                    • 6 February 01:58, by Langbaar

                      country and our people to death would then run to their capitals and brag that their so-called *western civilization or capitalism* has triumphs over their so-called ’communism and socialism’-----South Sudan is ’being deliberately played here as ’a communist and socialist country’ and North Sudan is being deliberately projected as a capitalist country by our enemies some of South Sudanese>>>>

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                      • 6 February 02:06, by Langbaar

                        low lives and lowly informed often called their uncles and their allies. And of course our bunch of fools who called themselves the so-called ’God’s chosen people’. What God in heavens would dare chose fools who worship the evil juus (so-called israelis), Arabs, English people, white Americans, Abeshas (so-called ethiopian) prostitutes or Bantus?>

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                        • 6 February 02:12, by Langbaar

                          No God fools. Our low lives have been informed that their evil juus (so-called israelis), English people, their evil white Americans, Abeshas (so-called ethiopian) prostitutes, some of their Bantuses, their UN and NGOs already went and made an alliance with their cloned so-called arabs of North Sudan long time ago.>>>

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                          • 6 February 02:24, by Langbaar

                            The removal of Mr. Omar Hassan El Bashir was just a show. Giving Mr. Abiye Ahmed of Abesh (so-called ethiopia) prostitute a Nordic so-called *Nobel peace prize* was also ’theatrics’. Lowly informed South Sudanese fool try to bring any evil *White American, English people, cloned so-called arab of North Sudan, Abesh (so-called ethiopian) prostitute, an evil juus (so-called israeli), a Bantu,>>>>

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                            • 6 February 03:02, by Langbaar

                              their UN and their NGOs or their Indian, Pakistani, Bangladeshi, Nepalese, Sri Lankan and some of their piece of trashes in between bring into our country and over lives again in the names of their *humanitarian aid, donations, peacekeeping, human rights and peacekeeping, human right business* bullshit scam into our country and that creep would be ’as good as dead’ as dead>>>>

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                              • 6 February 03:09, by Langbaar

                                reason, pure HATRED and RACISM. Our low lives have been informed that their evil evil juus (so-called israel) *projected their damned so-called empire* to span from ’Tigris river, Euphrates River and right up to our Nilotic plains and valleys’. And that their evil empire would be ’heralded into the world’ by their so-called most powerful sovereigns of ’the US, the UK, France and the evil juus>>>

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                                • 6 February 03:17, by Langbaar

                                  and their gulf Arab states paymasters’ and that this so-called evil juus (empire) would be financed by their *gulf Arab states financiers, some of their evil juus (so-called israelis), who owned wall street, big banking cartels in the US, London, Paris, Frankfurt; shady countries like Kenya, Abesh (so-called ethiopia), South Africa,>>>

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                                  • 6 February 03:31, by Langbaar

                                    British virgin Islands, Bahamas, Cayman Islands, Panama et al, where the thieves go and hide their loots/plunders in. There are no resources in *Kenya, Abesh (so-called ethiopia), Rwanda, Uganda, Tanzania and North Sudan* But the evils from *the US, the UK, their evil juus (so-called israelis) attack dogs, their Abeshas (so-called ethiopian) prostitutes, their UN, their sleazy NGOs>>>>>

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                                    • 6 February 04:48, by Langbaar

                                      and some of their creeps in between, projected* that South Sudanese resources would be used to prop up their would be *set up so-called manufacturing hubs* in ’Kenya, South Africa, Abesh (so-called ethiopia), North Sudan, Nigeria and Ghana’ and that the ’resources from South Sudan, Zimbabwe, DR Congo, central Africa republic (C.A.R) and others would be used’ as "collaterals to secure loans">>>

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                                      • 6 February 04:55, by Langbaar

                                        from those vermin who would come and invest in those countries. Lowly informed South Sudanese fools. Mr. Uhuru Kenyatta and Raila Odinga even went and tried to borrow money against ’South Sudan and DR Congo’ from China at the back drop of their so-called *infrastructure*. But the Chinese people told the ’low lives’ NO.>>>>

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                                        • 6 February 05:01, by Langbaar

                                          Mr. Uhuru Kenyatta was invited to the devil infested Island of England a few week ago, with other African countries by Mr. Boris Johnston and his low lives, and went and promised their their low lives that they would come and invest in countries like Kenya, after their so-called ’BREXIT’, the UK leaving the EU?!!! Good luck. That is not going to happen on our watch>>>>

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                                          • 6 February 05:16, by Langbaar

                                            Reasons, pure HATRED and RACISM. Lowly informed South Sudanese, had some of you ever heard these quotes, that "African people are like piccaninis with water melon smiles" Says Mr. Boris Johnston, the current UK prime minister. There you go fellows if you have never heard those quotes. The same Mr. Johnston, asked his foolish African low lives to go to London>>>>>

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                                            • 6 February 05:26, by Langbaar

                                              and promised them ’investment and all’ good luck. Mr. Uhuru Kenyatta is even called anyone here in the region----he is called *UK-----Uhuru Kenyatta (UK), in other words. We are going to kill the low life, almost all of their Bantus out of Northern Kenya, Eldoret, central Kenya Nanyuki, Laikipia, Nakuru, Naivasha, Nairobi, Narok, Mombasa>>>>>

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                                              • 6 February 05:33, by Langbaar

                                                South Africa, southern Abesh (so-called ethiopia) prostitute, Tanzania, South Africa, North Sudan; reasons, pure HATRED and RACISM.>>>>>

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                                                • 6 February 06:11, by Langbaar

                                                  Low informed South Sudanese fools. The woman in this *picture is an Indian piece of trash* Indians are not equal with us, the Dinkas/Muonyjiengs of the Sudan. Low lowly informed South Sudanese fools. *Priti Patel, Yasmin Sooka, former South Carolina, Indian prostitute, Nikki Haley and low lives* are going to be bombed to nothing out of our country and over our people losers>>>>

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                                                  • 6 February 06:21, by Langbaar

                                                    Idda Amin Dada of Uganda chased away these vermin out of Uganda over 40 years ago. Mr. Idda Amin Dada went and fought in *Korean War* as a ’mercenary on behave of the UK (the evil infested island of England, to be precised’. When Mr. Idda Amin came back, *Countries like Malaysia, Singapore, Australia, India are not equal with us, not even in the slightest fools*>>>>

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                                                    • 6 February 07:02, by Langbaar

                                                      Japanese people rounded up the *Indian low lives, Malaysians and some of their creeps in between during WW2 in Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, Borneo, Hong Kong, Myanmar (Burma) and got away with it*>>>>>

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                                                      • 6 February 07:20, by Langbaar

                                                        Lowly informed South Sudanese fellows; WW3 is going to start here in South Sudan. And we are going to bomb these vermin out of map once and for all, reasons, pure HATRED and RACISM out of our country and over our people once and all. I went and study in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. From Nakuru High school>>>>

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                                                        • 6 February 07:51, by Langbaar

                                                          Kenya. We have asked our low lives to let us bomb *Kenya, Abesh (so-called ethiopia), North Sudan, evil juus (so-called israelis), Abeshas (so-called ethiopians), Bantus, Indians and some of their creeps out of Kenya and out of the region. But our elders think, these vermin are up to any good. Who says these we consider these vermin in our country and our backyard? No one South Sudanese losers.>>>

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                                                          • 6 February 07:57, by Langbaar

                                                            Lowly informed South Sudanese fools. ’War of attrition’ is what being played over our country and our people. By our enemies. But the vermin are going to be bombed to near extinction/oblivion out of Kenya, our Gambella region, here in South Sudan, North Sudan, South Africa and Tanzania; reasons, pure HATRED and RACISM fellows.>>>>

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                                    • 6 February 04:48, by Langbaar

                                      and some of their creeps in between, projected* that South Sudanese resources would be used to prop up their would be *set up so-called manufacturing hubs* in ’Kenya, South Africa, Abesh (so-called ethiopia), North Sudan, Nigeria and Ghana’ and that the ’resources from South Sudan, Zimbabwe, DR Congo, central Africa republic (C.A.R) and others would be used’ as "collaterals to secure loans">>>

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                                      • 6 February 15:07, by james john luka

                                        Wow!!! You are another mad man, gibbering non-stop like a mad monkey!!! what a dimwitted!!

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  • 5 February 08:25, by South South

    So, IO is doing this dirty work of repeated rape and sexual slavery in South Sudan. Dirty people.

    "The released women were part of more than 500 abducted between April and August 2018 and subjected to repeated rape, sexual slavery and forced marriage by the rebel group according to a report by the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights in October 2018."

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    • 5 February 08:34, by Midit Mitot

      South South,

      Don,t focus on these allegations, talk about the atrocities being committed by IG in Bentui, Eastern and Western Equatoria states,such as raping, murdering, robbing, looting, raiding community livestock and castrating boys like he goat.

      Very shameful.

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      • 5 February 08:46, by South South

        Midit Mitot,

        All Nuers are born blinds to see the facts. UN has put out real facts, right here, but a blind Nuer like you is still beating the bushes for allegations that have no single concrete evidences to be touched. This is not only now about repeated rape, this is more than that, sexual slavery, ho my God.

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      • 5 February 08:48, by denng

        Hey miidit you Nimwit, these are not allegations. they released the women(proof). your champion of democracy should come and try this in Lakes, I swear we will kidnap Angelina!!

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  • 5 February 09:17, by Mayendit

    The fact can’t be say allegation. The UNITED Nation asking the former vice president who turned rebel leader Riek Machar to release innocent civilians who were abducted unfortunately, they denied by saying, they have not aware about 500 children and women frequently abducted in former Western Equatoria regions and former Central Eduatoria respectively but now they accepted it. Ashamed on you Riek

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  • 5 February 09:28, by Mayendit

    Those friends of the rebel leader Riek Machar Teny have to see and hear for the reason why the vast majority of South Sudanese people people have rejected him this is he is absolutely criminal. The roadside ambushed in Nimule and Juba as well as Yei road to Juba was plan by Riek Machar. The friends of Riek Machar must understand that, you are supported wrong man at the wrong time and we will not

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    • 5 February 14:40, by Malakal county Simon

      To all slaves above,

      Who didn’t?? Both IG and IO did it before and possibly keep doing it now and that’s the consequences of war which we should not be dwelling on it.... Let’s prioritise peace, let’s find peace by abolishing the illegal 32 states and all this shameful act to our very own people’s will cease!!

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      • 5 February 15:46, by james john luka

        No doubt, they did it, they are not revolutionist as they claimed, they are bunch of looters, rapists and hooligans. That’s what they rebel for!! Hooliganism what a sham!!!!

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