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South Sudan to Start Releasing Political Detainees Today

South Sudan's President Salva Kiir
South Sudan’s President Salva Kiir

    By: Dickens H Okello

  • Mar 11,2017
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The government of South Sudan is expected to start releasing political prisoners on Saturday.

President Salva Kiir who is still facing the three years old brutal and costly civil war, on Friday during the National Prayers Day at Dr. John Memorial in capital Juba, declared that all political prisoners are pardoned and to be released with the effect from today.

“I am not here to talk politics; I am here to talk reconciliation and national unity. All political prisoners are going to be released starting tomorrow,” Kiir said on Friday.

He mentioned the pardoning of former Wau State Governor, Lt. Gen. Elias Waya and his deputy Andrea Dominic.

The Governor was arrested and detained in June last year after being summoned to Juba by Kiir in a likely internal power wrangling.

He was relieved of his duties on 24th June 2016 and later picked by the agents of the National Security Service which is the intelligence arm of the SPLA.

Many political dissenters and belligerent military figures were arrested in the wake of the outbreak of the bloody internal conflict in December 2013.

The short lived Government of National Unity that was put in place by the August 2015 peace agreement failed to address the question of the political detainees as prescribed in the articles of the accord.

Both the government of Kiir and the rebels under Dr. Riek Machar were supposed to release prisoners of war and other politically related prisoners in their respective custodies.

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