Horror stories to tell in Juba prisons and a horrific way to witnessed it.
"Never, never be afraid to do what’s right, especially if the well-being of a person or animal is at stake, Society’s punishments are small compared to the wounds we inflict on our soul when we look the other way." ― Martin Luther King Jr.
By Moses Chuol Wal
Dear South Sudanese and world community at large,
September 6, 2012 (SSNA) — First of all, I would like to salute my brothers and sisters who are being murdered in Juba every single day in horrific ways by Juba and SPLA and to report to you that I had make it out alive and well, it was then when men and women of all walk of lives of Kush (South Sudan today) join hands in hands to fight for well-being of the sovereignty of the land of Kush in earlier in 1800s against British rules and other powers such as Egyptian Angolians. Some failed to protect their lands and some succeeded and defeated the enemy, some continue to live in the hands of others and some managed to govern themselves with unread laws. That was the history of our struggles; this history will be told over and over again and shall never die. It has shown who we are and who we have become and who we will be.
What I saw at South Sudan prison
Brothers and sisters, I have survived in the hands of SPLA and Juba government, I was in Juba jail for about four months where I have witnessed the inhuman and massacre of individuals who are nothing but innocent of low political motivate killings. Brothers and sisters are dying in Juba jails every day without knowing why and what make them to be executed and their family could not be inform of their fates, especially the love ones. Many people might be thinking that their love ones might be sitting in Juba prisons but may only be waiting for their grievances to be announce, if only will ever be?
I am here to tell you the horrors and the memories I have witnessed in Juba prison are well planned by our President and top officials who gave orders every day, killing and murdering people who have no clues about what led them to be at Juba or Yei and Wau prisons in the first place? I remember me sitting at the tunnel, a place I call home for myself and three other guys. I couldn’t mention their names for the fact that their relatives might not have been informed but seeing them being blindfolded by Military Intelligence (MI) and called them by name is powerful. As soon as they were out on my sights, I start praying, knowing that I will be the next one to face that reality and prayed that their family should know what happened to them so that they can bury their bodies. That is what I was thinking about at the time. Quickly I have begun thinking like a soldier and I saluted them. Telling them that it is ok to die for your people, your proud brave soul and over all for your dear country, rest in peace I said for others will be free. But free from whom, I wonder?
The SPLA/SPLM and the MI known as military intelligence of South Sudan are nothing but people who arekillings their own citizens as if are their enemy and none human. I will stop here for I am really not in good position and mood to talk, but I am here to tell you that I AM ALIVE AND WELL and many people like me didn’t and will not make it out alive too if it wasn’t for the almighty God who set me free, thank.
To President of South Sudan Salva Kirr Mayardit
1. To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven:
2. A time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted;
3. A time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up;
4. A time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance;
5. A time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together; a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing;
6. A time to get, and a time to lose; a time to keep, and a time to cast away;
7. A time to rend, and a time to sew; a time to keep silence, and a time to speak;
8. A time to love, and a time to hate; a time of war, and a time of peace and a time to die; the time of a man’s coming into the world and going out of it, both being fixed by the Lord.
(f): this is true of all men in general, of all men that come into the world, for whom it is appointed that they shall die; and particularly of Christ, whose birth was at the time appointed by the Father, in the fullness of time; and whose death was in due time, nor could his life be taken away before his hour comes, John 7:30; and this holds good of every individual man; his birth is at the time God has fixed it; that any man is born into the world, is of God; no man comes into it at his own pleasure or another’s, but at the will of God, and when he pleases, not sooner nor later; and the time of his going out of the world is settled by him, beyond which time he cannot live, and sooner he cannot die, Job 14:5; and though no mention is made of the interval of life between a man’s birth and death, yet all events intervening are appointed by God; as the place of his abode; his calling and station of life; all circumstances of prosperity and adversity; all diseases of body, and what lead on to death, and issue in it: the reason why these two are put so close together is, to show the certainty of death; that as sure as a man is born, so sure shall he die; and the frailty and shortness of life, which is but an hand’s breadth, passes away like a tale that is told, yea, is as nothing; so that no account is made of it, as if there was no time allotted it, or that it deserved no mention; and also to observe that the seeds of mortality and death are in men as soon as they are born; as soon as they begin to live they begin to die, death is working in them;
Message to brothers in Nuer
To Vice Dr Riak Machar, Minister of information Dr Marial Benjamin, Chief of SPLA army force James Hoth Mai, Deputy Gov. of Jonglei State Hussein Mar Nyuot and Akoba commissioner Goy Jok Yol, you sold my soul. You sold the very soul whom our ancestors share in the worm of our dear mothers; you sold our dear people’s lives, you sold the children of God and you sold them in horrific ways brothers. I do not know how much I can expressed my disappointment over the killings of our people in Juba’s prisons each day, I do not know how many people you signed to be killed and I do not know whether you actually know how many people are dying every day in Juba? But I will not point my figure to anybody else because you sold many of our Nuer people like me who are dying every day, the blood of our people will one day be remembered.
To all South Sudanese
Just so to let you know, please save our people, I am not here to tell you to stop supporting SPLM and Juba government if that is your wish, but the live of our people is important too. Jesus went to find a one lost sheep and leave behind 99. Please our people are dying in numbers and the live of those who still is worse than any you can imagine. I was there for four months I have seen it for my own eyes how our people are being humiliated, kill like fishes and filling their souls with horrors before they met their spirit. Martin Luther King Jr once said "Never, never be afraid to do what’s right, especially if the well-being of a person or animal is at stake, Society’s punishments are small compared to the wounds we inflict on our soul when we look the other way." "Darkness cannot drive out darkness" and "Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter." Dr Martin Luther King Jr
To the world community
I hope you are seeing what you are supporting in Juba, I hope that General Secretary Ban Ki Moon who put a strong use on by SPLA and SPLM, the UNIMISS on the soil of South Sudan is seeing what SPLA/M is doing to the very people they want to protect. I am wondering the roles of UNIMISS in South Sudan? Was UNIMISS Safeguard to SPLA/M? Or was it a Peace mission to protect civilians? I wonder, whether UNIMISS and the UN have political agendas behind their mission!!! I wonder why UNIMISS dismisses reports after reports by the South Sudanese and the same people whom they were there to protect.
Finally, "Man is the only animal that deals in that atrocity of atrocities, War. He is the only one that gathers his brethren about him and goes forth in cold blood and calm pulse to exterminate his kind. He is the only animal that for sordid wages will march out… and help to slaughter strangers of his own species who have done him no harm and with whom he has no quarrel… And in the intervals between campaigns he washes the blood off his hands and works for "the universal brotherhood of man" – with his mouth. ~Mark Twain
The Author is a concerned South Sudanese.