SPLA Soldiers Ransack Human Rights Activist’s Home

Juba, January 21, 2014 (SSNA) — A house of a prominent South Sudan’s human rights activist was ransacked in Juba by government’s soldiers on the 21st of January 2014.

Biel Boutros Biel, the Executive Director of the South Sudan Human Rights Society for Advocacy (SSHURSA) who owns the shattered house, was not at his residence at the time SPLA soldiers and plain clothes security agents were seen at his home.

In a public statement, Biel expresses his discontent over government’s action and says he anticipates the incident because government’s elements had harassed him before.

“They broke all my two rooms, took everything, after more than two hours within the premises”, Biel says.

At least twenty SPLA soldiers were seen at the residence.

“I know they were looking for me but now that they could not find me, they were frustrated as their mission has failed”, he continues.

“Thank God none of my relatives was in the house as long knew, they would one day come since
they have found new excuses”, he added.

The event happened at about 12:00am, South Sudan local time, according to the transcripts obtained by the South Sudan News Agency.

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