NDM 8th May, 2017

Press Release

The students of University of Juba today the 8th May, 2017 held a peaceful demonstration in Juba, the capital city of South Sudan, expressing and exercising their democratic rights to peaceful demonstration. The National Democratic Movement (NDM) is in solidarity with the students and commends them for their bravery and nationalistic stand in this critical eleventh hour in the history of our nation, when the dictatorial and ethnocentric dysfunctional regime of Kiir Mayardit failed to provide security and basic necessities to the suffering and destitute masses of South Sudanese.

The paranoid regime in Juba shaken by the students demonstration embarked on arbitrary arrest of those that participated in today’s peaceful demonstration. The government arrested seven students, some of the students arrested are:

1. Mr. Peter Garang Deng
2. Mr. James Oduho
3. Mr. James Kwaj
4. Mr. Garang Peyol

The National Democratic Movement (NDM) condemns in the strongest terms possible the arbitrary arrest of students by the regime security apparatus and call upon the government to immediately release the detained students without any delay. We echo the sentiments expressed by the statement made today the 8th May, 2017 by the TROIKA and EU in calling for the release of political detainees languishing in the regime’s detentions for years without trials or any due legal process. It is high time for the human rights organizations both local and

international to unequivocally condemn the arbitrary arrest of students and visit the detention centers were they are held.

We, also call upon the public to support the students in organizing more protests as peaceful means to achieving political, social and economic transformation in the country. South Sudan is sliding into the abyss of destruction and disintegration on daily basis under the incumbent, inept and corrupt regime of Kiir and his Jieng Council of Elders, and it is a noble duty for all the revolutionary forces to unify their ranks to salvage the country from the jaws of dictatorship and tyranny.

Long live the struggle of our people
Long live South Sudan Aluta continua
Ambassador; Emmanuel Aban For/ the Spokesman
National Democratic Movement (NDM)



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