South Sudan rebel movement denies amnesty deal; calls for internationally recognized peace talks

Joint Statement on the Presidential Amnesty; & ongoing Negotiation between South Sudan Liberation Army/Movement (SSLA/M) & SPLM’s Regime in Juba
Released by South Sudan Inter-Revolutionary Leadership Council
Date: 3rd April 2013

May 3, 2013 (SSNA) — Fellow comrades in liberation struggle of our People and Nation, country mates and friends in global Revolutions; it is a profound gratitude on behave of the revolutionaries to eloquent {our} position {as} of Inter-Revolutionary Leadership Council on the Presidential Amnesty dated: April 26, 2013, and the reports of surrender by Revolutionary Movements on both national and International Media.

We {the Inter-Revolutionary leadership Council); on before of remaining entire Revolutionary movements; we wish to inform the general public that, we never surrendered, and never have any plan to surrender to the SPLM’s Regime as it has been speculated by the Government and some Rebel movement.

We are Revolutionary movements and in Revolution; there nothing like amnesty and surrender. Amnesty is meant for criminals and vision-less organization because true Revolutionary is caused by grievances that demands change. That demand cannot be fulfilled by amnesty or surrender but either through total regime change, or Comprehensive Peace Negotiation between the Revolutionary Forces and SPLM. If the SPLM Regime needs Peace in the Country; it should therefore call for Peace Talks and we will be ready to come to round table, in order to find common grounds that will address the Nation’s crisis.

It is the South Sudan Liberation Movement / Army who have accepted the Amnesty and getting into Negotiation with SPLM’s Regime, and they are doing so on their capacity but not on capacity of entire Revolutionary Movements in the Country. The decision of SSLA is simple to safe guide their interests as organization, which is against the will and interests of the entire revolutionary organizations in the Country.

SSDM/A is revolution organization of the people and people’s choice and interest is final; and we are in the series of political consultations with other Revolutionary forces with purpose of forming Coalition Force under one leadership to strive for National Revolutionary causes. The causes that took us to fight for total regime change, as this remains the only option for us and this nation, in order to enhance the Revolutionary’s  principal objective, that is to strive for the achievement of political and economic self-determination for all South Sudanese, in United Country.

Therefore, we are ready for Peace and Progress in South Sudan, but this very peace will not be achieve (by) under, the current regime in Juba. To achieve lasting peace as well political and economic self-determination of the people of this Great Nation, it is vital for the SPLM’s regime to call for Comprehensive Peace Talks with Inter–Revolutionary Leadership Council that should be mediate by  International Community because this is the only way, for us to reach common ground that will give birth to everlasting Peace, security and socio-economic and end the Country’s political crisis, which becomes the major causes of our revolt against the regime of SPLM.

We, the Inter-Revolutionary Leadership Council will therefore continue to forge unite of common purpose and work together with other democratic, as well human rights conscience revolutionary forces in the Country, to find lasting solutions to the Country’s contemporary problems, and ensure that, there is meaningful change in the Country’s political system.

For Peace, Justices and Prosperity for All;


Lt. General Johnson Olony
Chairman and Commander In Chief
South Sudan Democratic Movement / Army (SSDM/A)
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