SSHURSA remembers Isaiah Abraham and calls on the prosecutor to bring suspects to justice

PRESS RELEASE: For Immediate Release: November 5, 2013

New York, November 5, 2013 (SSNA) — November 5th, 2013, marks 11 months without justice for the family of late Isaiah Abraham and such a failure is fundamental attack on South Sudan’s Constitution 2011 and the universality of human rights.

The South Sudan Human Rights Society for Advocacy (SSHURSA), today, continues to remember the late Isaiah, assassinated on December 5th 2012 by unknown gunmen at his house in Juba, South Sudan. His death marks the darkest day in the fight against abuse of rule of law and human rights as the late was on forefront, challenging the evils beshaming the new state.

On January 3, 2013, the former National Minister for Infornmation and Broadcasting Hon. Barnabas Marial Benjamin announced that the government of South Sudan had arrested some suspects over the murder of the late yet 11 months went by; no one has been held accountable. Such silence is a clear violation of fair trial under Article 19(4) of the Constitution and this raises the following questions:

Who killed him? Who sent them to kill him? Where are the suspects? When are they going to be tried?

SSHURSA calls on the office of the Prosecutor General in the Ministry of Justice to bring the suspects for trial so that justice is done for the family of Isaiah Abraham. It also calls upon the public to continue condemning evils that are consuming South Sudan so that the country upholds the sacred principles of rule of law, human rights, justice and constitutionalism, being some of the values for which millions of South Sudanese lives were sacrificed. SSHURSA will continue as usual to remember the late on every 5th day of the month until Justice is done.

Signed by:  

Biel Boutros Biel, Executive Director
SSHURSA, +16464318960, New York, USA
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