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Two peace protesters detained in Jonglei


On 12.5. 2017. Bor. On Friday, two South Sudanese protesters against the Peace Committee headed by First Vice President Taban Deng were detained in Bor by national security agents. According to Jonglei Institute for Peace, Democracy and Development (JIPDD), Deng Anyang Ngong and Geu Akau have been detained by the police. JIPDD is a civil society group in Bor. Deng was detained on Thursday and held without charges. A relative who visited him on Friday said the police promised to release him after an investigation was conducted. "The police said they are still doing investigations to know who organised the demonstrations," said a cousin who visited Deng in Bor on Friday. Jonglei State police declined to comment on the arrests. Governor of Jonglei, Philip Aguer confirmed that his government wants to question the protesters. "We have uploaded the video and the audio as well as photos on social media and there is no single political slogan. We are condemning the peace initiative of First Vice President Taban Deng Gai, as Bor Youth, when our children and cattle have not been returned from Murle," he said.

Saturday, May 13, 2017 - 21:30
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