PRESS RELEASE Friday, May 2019-05-03
S-Sudan Government Responsible for Aggrey Idri and Samuel Dong's Execution ================================
Members of the South Sudan National Alliance for Democracy And Freedom Action (NADAFA) are extremely outraged and saddened to learn of the extra-judicial execution of Human Rights lawyer Samuel Dong Luak and Humanitarian Affairs Committee Chairperson of SPLM-IO, Aggrey Idri Ezbon by the government of South Sudan on 30th January 2017.
Both men had been granted refugee status in Kenya but were handed over to South Sudan National Security Service agents who took them back to South Sudan and executed them by firing squad.
South Sudan NADAFA condemns in the strongest terms possible the unprecedented state sponsored perpetration of terrorist actions across international borders by President Kiir’s illegitimate government aided by Kenyan agents, his illegitimate First Vice President Taban Deng Gai and their cohorts. It is gross abuse of basic human rights against innocent political opponents and a violation of the 1951 Refugee Convention and its 1967 Protocol, international law and treaties.
South Sudan NADAFA equally condemns the Government of Kenya for its failure to observe the Convention’s core principle which asserts that a refugee should not be returned to a country where they face serious threats to their life or freedom.
According to the legislation, States are expected to ensure that the rights of refugees are respected and protected. Consequently, members of the alliance are perturbed by Kenya’s role in the removal from Kenya and return to South Sudan of Aggrey Idri and Samuel Dong where they were detained in the hands of the Government of South Sudan in Juba and later murdered in cold blood.
The alliance is reliably informed that the murder was ordered by illegitimate First Vice President Taban Deng Gai and it took place in Luri, at the site of Salva Kiir’s Presidential complex with his encouragement. By aiding the criminally liable commission of acts of abduction and kidnapping, handing over conventional refugees to a government that is known to murder political opponents, Kenya has demonstrated lack of cooperation in fulfilling its obligations under international law.
South Sudan NADAFA expresses its profound condolences to the families of Aggrey Idri Ezbon and Samuel Dong Luak and calls for the criminally liable illegitimate President Salva Kiir’s Government and his National Security Service to be held accountable for their murder and for similar atrocities committed against innocent civilians before and after the 2013 debacle that triggered the 5 years long civil war in the country.
South Sudan NADAFA holds Salva Kiir and his entire government responsible for acts of extra judicial execution against the two patriots. They bear collective responsibility in violating with flagrant impunity all international laws and state obligations to legal due process. By his actions of anarchy and lack of legitimacy to the presidency of South Sudan, Salva Kiir is unfit to lead any peace agreements to which he is a signatory.
NADAFA calls on his entire illegitimate government to resign with immediate effect to allow for a new inclusive peace process which puts the people first and shares power not between SPLM elites but between the peoples of South Sudan based on the three regions of Upper Nile, Equatoria and Bahr el Ghazal in a federal system during the transitional period.
South Sudan NADAFA maintains that by paying the US firm Gainful Solutions Inc. 3.7 USD million to obstruct justice under the terms of the R-ARCSS, Salva Kiir has demonstrated that his illegitimate government cannot be trusted to lead and implement peace in letter and spirit.
The entire world now knows that His Holy See Pope Francis kissed the feet of a Head of State who cannot be trusted with leading peace and justice in South Sudan but doing the opposite, to obstruct and undermine the course of justice.
The Alliance is appalled by the fact that the Troika, AU, IGAD and UNSEC have refused to name the illegitimate president of South Sudan as the peace spoiler. South Sudan NADAFA calls on the African Union to adhere to its own charter by protecting human and people’s rights and holding its members Kenya and South Sudan liable for crimes against humanity and for contravening pertinent charters of the African Union.
Failure to hold these countries accountable will set a bad precedent and cause the African Union to lose credibility in the community of Nations.
South Sudan NADAFA joins the masses of South Sudan in demanding that illegitimate president Salva Kiir must go so that the masses can take charge of the country under a new UN appointed special envoy for South Sudan in order that they can re-arrange the R-ARCSS, make it people-centric and by-pass the elites.
South Sudan NADAFA demands that the constitution making process should come first and it should be made by South Sudanese people for South Sudan which process should include free and fair elections as an integral part.
Dr. Hakim Dario, For NADAFA
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