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South Sudan apologizes to foreign diplomats after weapons search operation


September 10, 2009 (JUBA) — Southern Sudan government apologized today to western diplomats for unfriendly treatment and the violation of diplomatic rules by army and police forces who entered Consular and Diplomatic residence and premises yesterday during the time of search.

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Gen. Oyai Deng Ajak and Europeans diplomats after the meeting on Thursday Sept 10, 2009 (photo Larco Lomayat)

On Wednesday in a joint operation, Southern Sudan army and police conducted a search for illegal guns in Juba town. Several thousands of SPLA and police forces were involved in the operation in a house to house search. Businesses and schools were also closed and movement of people and vehicles was restricted.

In accordance with Vienna Convention, the host country may not enter the premises of the foreign diplomatic missions without permission of the represented country. However the security forces entered Consular and Diplomatic residence and premises in Juba town yesterday morning.

Southern Sudan minster of regional cooperation, Gen. Oyai Deng Ajak on Thursday met in his office with the representatives of the European Union, the offices of British, French and Netherlands who have expressed concerns and complaints about some of SPLA soldiers and police officers who have misbehaved during the search that took place yesterday in Juba.

Gen. Ajak expressed apology over what had happened during the search operation stressing that "such behavior is not sanctioned by the Government and will ensure that such inconvenience does not repeat itself in future."

He added that the security forces tasked with the illegal weapons search should have been briefed by their superiors to distinguish consular compounds and/or premises of Diplomatic Missions in Juba from those of other ordinary citizens.

The minister also sent an apology letter to the rest of foreign diplomats concerned by the violation of extraterritoriality of their missions.


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  • 11 September 2009 08:57, by khamic Isaac

    we do not have problem with our western and Eurpean friend in the South unlike Arabs in the North because aids worker like they do.

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    • 11 September 2009 11:32, by fuck you dinkas

      My question is that, What about in Jonglei where serious killings are taking place every day?????????????

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      • 11 September 2009 13:51, by Flora Tong

        Hi brother, first of all kindly change your name. You can say anything you want because you are free. But your name insults people who are not politicians. Like mothers and grand fathers who are in villages and do not have any idea of what the politicians Dinka did to you. What SPLS soldier did to feign missions in Juba is a big shame but it was not their fault. Their bosses never read international laws and told them where not to enter. again please change your name beacuse you hate the Dinka who are no GOSS. they do not represnt Dinka

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        • 11 September 2009 23:46, by Ak47

          Flora Tong, I respect your input even though I am not a Dinka or a tribe nearer, I think we loose track of the main subject by being diverted into insults. Lets make some constructive urguments without label all.

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      • 11 September 2009 15:43, by Mou Magok

        Anybody who might have been mistreated during searching of illegal arms operation could take it easy. We are tired of these illegal arms in our region.

        Illegal arms must go and peaceful and harmony atmosphere come.

        Thank you all.

        yirol boy

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        • 11 September 2009 15:58, by nyanyotboy kuon

          All we need in south sudan is so called peace and stability,if things are there in our land our ladies should give birth to many offprings,grow huge and lives happy life.
          So to the maximum, I appreciated Cde Gier Chuang for scoring 3 goal within one minute time.
          The target of this mission was only carried out against illegal RPGs,PKMs and pistols holders in the town who killing their brothers and sisters in the country of their like slaves.
          No reason behind the operations which were carried out this town last wendesday we want you the foreingers who have recognition to understand this.
          I love my country.

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          • 11 September 2009 16:39, by dingnyang nyadiew

            Nyanyotboy is correct,all we really need is to have a ful security in the land whereby our children and ladies should live free from the so called tension of hearing in all days and night time hours that from this area person(s)was/were killed.
            GoSS is doing is best to clear out unwanted plant which do not bear good fruits for the nation wide.
            Why do foreigners react with this act, the way I see it is for their safety,if no security in juba they can also faced.I think no one among all the police and SPLA forces who were carrying out this duties who misbehave,simply because they did not misbehave with the citizens who were found holding guns,how come that they could misbehave with the people who are innoncent?
            Keep clearingout the criminals in south sudan you GoSS.

            You are with me in any corner

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      • 11 September 2009 17:17, by dingnyang nyadiew

        What is needed from you brother is to commenced on this as good one or bad and when good you could suggest that it could continues to all the states not jonglei alone.
        I commenced this act,as it could go up to all states.

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      • 11 September 2009 17:46, by spanner

        Salva kiir and his stupid boys must be lectured on diplomacy,

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  • 11 September 2009 09:08, by oshay

    Silly undisciplined thugs

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    • 11 September 2009 09:32, by mayiik Albino.

      Hey oshay you are absolutly right such stupid people like you, are not acceptable to be allow pracited their all nonsese, you are a man l haven t see in my life lack of manner

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      • 11 September 2009 10:13, by pol d

        Foreign came out today in Juba to tell the world, how Southernes should rule themselves without regime in Khartoum.oshay you hear that! that is the message.

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    • 11 September 2009 11:11, by Peter Aarai

      who cares if SPLM personnel enter foreign diplomats premises? they did that in thier countries if there are illegal guns in the hands of gangs or thugs members, operation can go even president house if suspected or some suspicious around there.why do we have to apologizes to them anyway. police have a full right to enter anywhere the suspected guns

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      • 11 September 2009 11:40, by Aduol Liet

        Peter Aaria.

        I agree that, the search for weapons by the polices forces have nothing to do with apologizes, because this is their job same things as others polices the world, so there is nothing wrong about it.

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        • 11 September 2009 13:56, by Flora Tong

          True, they could enter any where but not diplomatic missions. These are the missions of countries helping GOSS and supporting GOSS internationally. They are not individuals form foreign countries. They are governments. let us accept that SPLA misbehaved with the wrong institutions. these are not houses! it give bad image as if we are ignorant of intrenational laws.

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          • 11 September 2009 17:06, by dingnyang nyadiew

            What evident do you have by commencing that police and SPLA forces misbehaved during that duties? As a witness I was in the town during that time,the joint forces have come across our village,they did their checking without abusing anybodies.Even the guns holders were not mistreated when they were found holding their guns,if any one try to claim,the joint forces use to report it to the higher organs.They did it peacefully in the way I see it.
            The question here is how the Joint force could misbehave with the non citizen who were not found guilty?

            Justify briftly to me.

            Dingnyang Nyadiw in the Globe.

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  • 11 September 2009 12:55, by paul baak anyaar

    What the hell did you guys instruct the army and the police to do? You are a laugh if you just order these illiterate sycophants to carry out searches without proper rubrics. They can do anything.If it wasn’t for God’s grace they would have bumped into Salva’s room only to lose their dear lives later in retribution for the act.

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    • 11 September 2009 15:53, by Garang Tong Dut

      Hi guys you misbahaving like kids in the public media, and they our government put illeterate peoples do they jobs they dont know who is right for right job, and all who carries they search they dont understant Danm Dinkas

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      • 11 September 2009 16:03, by nyanyotboy kuon

        If you are intectuall as what you are claiming you could be,why do insult yourself in the public media,where people are seeking for sincere appreciations and constructive critizism.Forgive if I hurt you.

        I love My Counrty

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    • 11 September 2009 16:00, by budi 23rd journalist

      Dear FLORA TONG.

      why should you tell somebody to change his names while we have dinka with the names, Murlescrewwed? what does that saw?
      So Mr Fuck All Dinka, you are welcome on board, to teach stupid man, one must first behave stupid too.

      So Flora Tong, dont blame mr Fuck all Dinka. okayyy

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    • 11 September 2009 16:09, by longo pi


      You give money, and guns to your militias in Juba to killed Equatorians like the two guys who got killed last week the Ma’di, and the Muru intelectual, and you turn arround saying search in Juba. Dinkas houses not search! we will meet in heaven. GO A HEAD WITH YOUR DINKA PROGRAM.

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      • 11 September 2009 16:46, by dingnyang nyadiew

        The lot of mess in this town juba as it was report were made by all Madi and Zandi tribal men and women,why are you saying this,are you not in juba and hearing what is going on in the city.

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      • 11 September 2009 17:44, by Mienh Piny

        My dear colleagues

        let’s have a moment of thinking and talk or comment on the issues. Yaah, it is good to mention the name of Dinka but think what might give you concern to insults communities. One day you may end up insulting on the streets as if you are insulting on the web site and by then you will get indevidual crazy enough to respond on yuor comment.

        I think most killing in Juba were not done by any tribe apart from Mundari, bcz you are fighting over Juba OWNERSHIP.

        I may appologize for the forces behavious towards foreign diplomats, as it was mention by Ajak and also our soldriers are mostly uneducated but please that is also for your safety.Never mind what happened

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      • 11 September 2009 21:22, by black man world

        Brother i dont need Gun to kill a equatorian am 6-9 foot tall 235 pound Proud Dinka kid, only my bare hands will wope a lil ni99a ass why do i need a gun for an Equatorian dude please man, in Dinka land you dont shoot him when he aint got weopon because we love to show the manly fight and i bet you will still lose bro hahahahaha. Get off the DINKA nuts, DInka,DINKA<DINKA<DINKAeven some of you equatorian cant even tell the different between Dinka and Nuer, there is no different even language is one, so if you see a tall black person with no teeth down dont please judge,or if his Name goes with DENG, RAIK, GAI, NHAIL, and soo many names dont say he is a DINKA you are just making fool of your self my lil friend. and next thing is here in nabraska NUER FORKS they be woping your lil equatorian ass every day man they call big logic boy a NYAM-NYAM Nuer dont give a fuck about you mate. the only way you get to know Dinka is this stupid war we been through with ARABS that the only way other then that we are far then a matherfucker mate. So if you forgot other people out there and call DINKA a bad guy, my friend you dont really know anything about SOUTHERN SUDAN communities, you dont know who is really LAWLESS and who is peacefull. Equatorian dont know what Nuer are yet but they dont give a fuck, me i live with ma Nuer brothers i got respect for them but at the same time as human they dont give a fuck about any body but NUER. You equatotrian talk too much of what you dont know, ya ni99az a farmer and we cattle keepers and farmer for some season. So nothing make you better then us, but let me tell you some thing mate Equatorian are races as hell to be honest they are races i rememeber when DINKAS past by them back then they mock them just like ARABS does to black man i EYGPHT Equatorian people think they are the beautiful people alive, they think they are the shit will Dinka dont naturely dont like disrestpect. So mate i know how adult and lil boys talk and act like in Equatorian land. Ya people are full of haters, i remember my friend father was kill because he was richesh in the town, then after that every one gather some of them are smiling some of them are pretending just because of food. Waw i know them very well mate you guys are full of hate and love to assualt other people for no good reasons.

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        • 11 September 2009 23:36, by Ak47

          My brothers/Sisters,

          There is no need to speak rubbish. Do you remember what happened to the gaint in the book of God, you might think that - but the end result is not thesame answer all the time. So I believe if we are logical, we should focus on adressing issues in respectful manner. Mistakes are done by some individuals in some tribes, but we shouldn’t continue in this distructive divisive path. We are just letting our comma enemy enjoy, and laugh at how stupid we really are. What we need to do is to pin those issues and refer to them as a corrective tools.

          Long live SOSSA, long live my people regardless of your tribe. The South belongs to US, and therefore lets all clean it up together. Imagine if we treat one another this way, how is going to be after 2011? Wake up people otherwise we are all gonna die for or with nothing.

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  • 11 September 2009 18:43, by James Okuk Solomon

    Look at the mess of the GoSS and their ignorance of the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Immunities and Privileges! What a pity to SPLM failures!!! The wrong impression has already gone out and the apology will not help reform the bad image of the SPLM leadership. Minister Gier Chwang should be fired for ordering the operation without seeking advice of the Minsister of Regional Cooperation and without briefing the police and the army of South Sudan on who and where to search or not to search. Very bad and very shameful indeed!!!

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