Denouncing the Massacre in Uror and Nyirol Counties

By Hon.Gatkuoth Duop Kuich,
Southern Sudan Legislative Assembly in Juba,
Waat Constituency (Uror, & Nyirol Counties)
+8821643333199, Waat, South Sudan

May 10, 2006

I denounce the Massacre killing carried out by the SPLA against civilian of Lou Nuer Community of Central Upper Nile.

I denounce the military operation against Lou Nuer Community on random disarmament.

I call for a better approach in the management of disarmament process to all parts of Southern Sudan.

I call upon and appeal to Government of Southern Sudan and international Communities to intervene to save lives of civilian and take a massive Relief to rescue the civilians in Lou Nuer area, Jonglei State.

I call upon the Government of Southern Sudan and Jonglei State Government as well as international Community to investigate this massacre in the State and bring those responsible people to books.

I call upon civil society, both International Organizations and indigenous organization for humanitarian assistance.

I call upon the SPLA leadership to stop the military operation in the Lou Nuer area until the DDR modalities are completed.

I appeal to DDR interim authority to take over the Demobilization, Disarmament, and Re-integration in all parts of Southern Sudan.

I appeal to human right activists to investigate the situation in which the disarmament was conducted and the arrested of the Ministers, MPs in Jonglei State, and MPs in Upper Nile State.

The Conflict between SPLA and the Lou Nuer Community on disarmament was the lack of stakeholders’ participation. To disarm communities need awareness and wider education.  We need to involve our communities’ leaders and local authority.

Many conflicts turn violent when they are not adequately addressed or untimely recognized. This forced disarmament without modalities in Lou Nuer Community is a violation of CPA, violation of human rights and violation of the Constitution of Southern Sudan.

The disarmament conducted by the SPLA to Lou Nuer Community which caused the violence of January 27, 2006 and both parts have lost more than 75 souls and recently massacre in Toich area last week, more than 200 people lost their lives and many civilians were wounded and denied treatment. Women and children are displaced and properties and thousands of cattle looted. The situation has created a humanitarian crisis.

It is not good news to the Country for the SPLA Forces to turn on the civilian under the auspices of White Army and that the conflict inflicted casualties to both the parties. We need to alert our Government and Humanitarian Agencies to take this seriously.

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H.E. Dr. Riek Machar Teny, Vice President, Government of Southern Sudan,

H.E. Hon, James Wani Igga, Speaker of Southern Sudan Legislative Assembly,

H.E. Paulino Matip Nhial, Deputy Commander of Chief, SPLA,

H.E. Hon.  Daniel Awet Akot, Minister of Police and Security,

H.E. Thon Leek, Governor of Jonglei State,.

Lt. Oyay Deng Ajak, General Chief of Staff, SPLA.






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