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.
SSHURSA CLOSES DOWN OPERATIONS IN SOUTH SUDAN AS ITS STAFF MEMBERS GO TO EXILE FOR THEIR LIVES
The South Sudan Human Rights Society For Advocacy(SSHURSA) decided to close down all its offices and suspends operations in South Sudan until further notice. This came as a result of threats hence most of the staff members have fled to exile for their lives. SSHURSA strongly believes that such threats are from the security circles of the government of South Sudan.Though SSHURSA staff shall be absent within South Sudan, however, its leadership from afar, will continue monitoring the violations of human rights in South Sudan and will continue to expose the human rights violations the country is undergoing.
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