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S. Sudan women body condemns attack on female journalists

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October 4, 2019 (JUBA) – A South Sudanese women organization has condemned last week’s attack by a military official on two female journalists, saying the act contravened national and international laws in place to promote and protect women’s rights.

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Journalists attend a briefing on new media laws approved by South Sudan’s president, Salva Kiir, on 9 September 2014 (ST)

Two female journalists reported on Thursday last week that they were physically attacked by General Malaak Ayuen Ajok, the South Sudan army’s (SSPDF) director of information and public relations.

The two female journalists were part of the media fraternity invited to cover the seventh military command council conference, which was opened by President Salva Kiir at the military headquarters in Juba.

South Sudan Women’s Coalition for Peace (SSWCP), in a letter addressed to the army chief of staff, said it is aggrieved by the actions of the senior military officer on the journalists doing their work.

“We consider any attack of this nature on any one woman as attack on women’s collective efforts to build South Sudan,” it partly reads.

The women entity also demanded that the army publicly apologizes for its officer’s act and hold him accountable for his bizarre action.

“We demand the SSPDF to, in fulfillment of a sitting government’s primary responsibility, protect all its citizens, and educate all soldiers about the peace agreement and all relevant human rights treaties, conventions and instruments,” further noted SSWCP’s statement.

Amnesty International also condemned the attack on the two female journalists, saying the act restricts freedom of expression and media freedom.

Since South Sudan’s independence in 2011, dozens of reporters have been subject to intimidation, arrest, censorship and violence. At least 10 journalists, Reporters Without Borders, were killed in South Sudan between 2014 and 2017.

(ST)

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  • 5 November 07:32, by Pakuai

    Talk of national laws for now if that women were at all attacked. But your damned international laws, my arse. Some trashes often create a fuse and scream about so-called human rights. The mentality we have have here in South Sudan with our lowly informed losers would let some of our fools be ’recolonized’ on the pretext of the so-called ’humanitarian aid, donations, peacekeeping or the so-called>

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    • 5 November 07:41, by Pakuai

      human rights’ scams. But as far as far as I am concerned, not a single Dinkas/Muounyjiengs of the SUDAN ’village’ would be ’occupied’ by any evil on earth again on the pretext/disguise of the so-called "the humanitarian aid, donations, peacekeeping and human rights" If we tell some of our lowly informed South Sudanese fools, the US doesn’t give a damn about your so-called human rights>>>

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      • 5 November 07:49, by Pakuai

        The US had "with drawn her" from your the so-called "human rights organization". Yes, human rights are good for every human beings, but that is not how the real world works my lowly informed South Sudanese, trust me. Saudi Arabia, the worst country on earth for women/girls even once ’headed’ the chair of "human rights organization". But the US, the UK and France look the other way>>>

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        • 5 November 07:56, by Pakuai

          in that out of out of touch so-called ’UN and the UNSC’. The head of the another out of touch European club, the ICC. Was even refused a visa by the US to go and investigate the ’war crimes’ the US soldiers have committed against Afghanistan innocent civilians. Can you fellows see. A lot of innocent African-Americans are wrongly always gunned down by the white police and most African-Americans>>>

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          • 5 November 08:02, by Pakuai

            young men and women are often wrongly charged with trumped up charges and send to jails in the US. and your damn human rights organization doesn’t give a damn about those injustices committed against Africa-Americans from Slavery to date. Ask people of ’Syria, Yemen, Iraq and Afghanistan’ about *the US, the UK, France and gulf Arab client states about their human rights’?!!>>>

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            • 5 November 08:08, by Pakuai

              But anyway, explaining anything to our South Sudanese fools that their ’evil white Americans, English people, their evil juus (so-called israelis), their UN, their sleazy NGOs, their cloned arabs of North Sudan, and their gulf Arab states’ financiers are the ’biggest smiling beasts’ on this planet earth. Watch out losers. We are going to show the evils their right place---hell once and for all>>>

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              • 5 November 08:14, by Pakuai

                Did Informed you losers before that your evil juus (so-called israel) think that their ’devil empire’ would span from’ Tigris River, the Euphrates River and right up to our Nilotic plains and Valleys. And their ’devil empire’ would be heralded into the world, by their so-called most "powerful sovereigns" of ’the US, the UK and France’!!>>>

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                • 5 November 08:19, by Pakuai

                  and that is through the so-called ’NEW WORLD ORDER or ONE WORLD’S GOVERNMENT’ that would be ruled by the ’ELITES’. Lowly informed South Sudanese fools, your Barack Hussein Obama, Riek Machar and others were false prophets fellows. be careful fellows.>>>

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