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Juba, 2 May 2019; South Sudan flatly denied the report of UN panel of experts that its security agents, National Security Services/NSS and internal security Bureau have kidnapped and murdered the two South Sudanese prominent opposition activists, Samuel Dong Luak and Aggrey Ezbon Idris. 

As UN panel of experts implicates South Sudan NSS for alleged kidnapping and consequently gruesome murdered of Samuel Dong and Aggrey Ezbon, senior members of SPLA-IO. South Sudan's belligerent and disgraced Minister of information, Michael Makuei Lueth, on Thursday  Makuei points a finger of accusation to his partner in crime ( Kenyan government) in kidnapping and murdered of the two prominent opposition members. 

" If there is an investigation on the execution of Mr. Dong Samuel Luak and Mr. Agrey Izbon Idris should start in Kenya where they were kidnapped," said Makuei. 

“It’s not the government of South Sudan that apprehended them; it’s the Kenyan government. So, if any investigation is to be conducted, investigate Kenya, not us (South Sudan),” added Makuei. 

Mr. Makuei through his own statement has confirmed indeed the two prominent South Sudanese have been adopted and consequently been handed over to Juba, and have been murdered, previously this was denied by Juba. Juba has denied having knowledge of the now two dead in its prison facilities anywhere in the country. 

Samuel Dong Luak, a lawyer and a human rights defender and Aggrey Ezbon Idris, an opposition politician, were allegedly abducted in the Kenyan capital Nairobi on 23 and 24 January 2017 and then flown to Juba and days later executed at a detention facility in Luri, situated few miles outside capital Juba. 

The London based human Rights dog, Amnesty International says in a statement “South Sudanese authorities should promptly undertake an independent and effective investigation into the apparent extrajudicial execution of two outspoken critics of the government,”  

A UN panel of experts on South Sudan on Tuesday published a report suggesting the critics were killed by National Security Service (NSS) officers on January 30, 2017. 

“It is highly probable that Aggrey Idri and Dong Samuel Luak were executed by Internal Security Bureau agents at the Luri facility on 30 January 2017, on orders from the commander of the NSS training and detention facilities in Luri, the Commander of the NSS Central Division and, ultimately, Lt Gen Akol Koor Kuc,” reads the report. 

The report added that their abduction was a collaboration between authorities in Nairobi and Juba. 


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