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SSHURSA WELCOMES ROADMAP PEACE AGREEMENT AND URGES PARTIES TO PUT SOUTH SUDAN ABOVE SELF
The South Sudan Human Rights society for Advocacy (SSHURSA) welcomes the roadmap agreement of 1 February 2015, signed in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia; between the Government of the Republic of South Sudan (GRSS) and the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement or Army-In Opposition (SPLM/A-IO). The agreement is intended to chart the way forward for the establishment of the Transitional Government of National Unity.Though the parties are yet to be seen true to their words, this agreement is hoped to shape the new political and social dispensation for peace among South Sudanese people. SSHURSA, thus, congratulates South Sudan’s President Salva Kiir and SPLM/A-IO leader Dr Riek Machar, for taking such a courageous move to sign the roadmap agreement. Read full statement.
SSHURSA CONDEMNS YOUTH ARREST, CALLS FOR THEIR IMMEDIATE RELEASE AND APPEALS FOR A MORE STRICTER TORTURE PREVENTION LEGISLATION
The South Sudan Human Rights Society For Advocacy (SSHURSA) condemns in strongest terms possible as ‘barbaric’ the arrest of the youth by the security and state officials in South Sudan’s Northern Bahr El Ghazal state.
According to the information SSHURSA has received, a number of youth members have been arrested, held and are being tortured by security agents since 26 July 2014. Preliminary allegations have been rumoured and asserted that the security are linking the youth with South Sudan’s rebels in Northern Bahr El Ghazal under the recently defected army General Dau Aturjong.
SSHURSA CONDEMNS ATTACK ON CIVILIANS AND CALLS ON INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY TO ACT
The South Sudan Human Rights Society for Advocacy (SSHURSA) condemns in the strongest terms possible the attack on 17 April 2014 meted on unarmed civilians of the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) of (about 5000) mostly members of the Nuer ethnic group. The IDPs have been sheltered at the United Nations Mission In South Sudan (UNMISS) base in Bor, Jonglei state, right from the start of the ongoing crises in South Sudan in December 2013. The attack according to the survivors including the community leaders, 47 of whom SSHURSA has interviewed, left 148 persons dead mostly children and women, and wounded over 200 persons. Read full statement.