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South Sudan peace body urges immediate release of PoWs and detainees


South Sudan Joint Military Ceasefire Commission (JMCC) meets on Wednesday in Juba on 13 December 2017 (JMEC photo)
October 1, 2018 (JUBA) - The Joint Monitoring and Evaluation Commission (JMEC) Monday welcomed the presidential order to release all Prisoners of War (PoWs) and political detainees and urged to implement it without delay.

Under Article 2.1.6 of the Revitalized Agreement on the Resolution of the Conflict in South Sudan (R-ARCSS), Prisoners of War and Detainees shall be released immediately under the supervision of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC).

President Kiir on 27 September ordered their immediate release but four days later no one of them has been released yet. For its part, the SPLM-IO welcomed the move saying they released all the PoWs immediately after the signing of the revitalized deal.

In a statement released on Monday JMEC Deputy Chairperson Lt. Gen. Augostino Njoroge urged all peace parties to "honour their commitment to the R-ARCSS, cooperate with the ICRC and release all PoWs and Political Detainees without further delay and that the list of all such released persons, be made public".

The peace implementation monitoring body intends to keep a continued press on the parties and play a active role to ensure the implementation of peace agreement particularly during the pre-transitional period.

In this respect the JMEC urged all the parties and stakeholders who have not yet submitted a complete list of their nominees to the various Agreement Institutions and Mechanisms to do so immediately in order enable the expeditious convening of their activities.

Also it urged to facilitate the operationalization of the Transitional Security Arrangements and the voluntary repatriation, resettlement, rehabilitation and reintegration of returnees and internally displaced persons.


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  • 2 October 2018 07:52, by Dinka-Defender-General

    Guys, the process takes time. It might take 6 months to a year to release those that need to be released. Remember people who are traitors and enemies of the country will not be released. Also, codes of misconduct must be established first before the POWS are release to the public. Anyone found guilty of the above crimes will not be released. Furthermore, they will not hold a position in public...

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    • 2 October 2018 09:01, by Pakuai

      Mr. Dinka defender general, we are here chap. There will never ever be any evil white man, our cloned so-called arabs of North Sudan, their evil juus (so-called israelis), their cloned so-called arabs of North Sudan in our country, their gulf gulf Arab states, their Abeshas so-called ethiopia), Kenyan Bantus in (central Kenya of Nanyuki, Laikpia, Tanzania, Mozambique>>>>

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      • 2 October 2018 09:08, by Pakuai

        Zambia, Malawi, Zimbabwe, South Africa, Angola, Namibia and their other countries like DR Congo, Central Africa republic (CAR) and some of their creepy allies that the evils often ’play our people & our people’ with all the times. Mr. Dinka defender general, there will not be any white man/women in our country and our people. We are here chap. Have you seen the ’dirty game being>>>>

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        • 2 October 2018 09:16, by Pakuai

          played over our lowly informed *Indonesia in the Pacific*? *Earth Quake* is being played over by the evil juus (their so-called israel), the US, the UK and some of their sleazy allies in between? Not even in the slightest fellows. We are here fellows. Have you ever heard the Dinkas/ Monyjiengs of the Sudan crossed Libya,>>>

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          • 2 October 2018 09:27, by Pakuai

            to go to countries like the United Kingdom, Spain or Turkey, Germany, Russia, all the Scandinavian countries? No, not even one fellows. The owners are here fellows. We are the Ancient Egyptians fellows. Our Nile Waters, our lands, our people are coveted by our enemies from the so-called *their evil juus (israelis), their evil English people, their cloned so-called Arabs of North Sudan>>>>

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            • 2 October 2018 09:31, by Pakuai

              their so-called Abesh (so-called ethiopia) and some some of their creepy allies in between. We are going to bomb our enemies out of our country once & over our people once and for all. Reason, pure HATRED & RACISM.

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