Re: Press release on the political detainees and the immediate withdrawal of all the Foreign Forces
February 3, 2014 (SSNA) — We in the SPLM/SPLA in the opposition Youth League, wholeheartedly welcome the release of the Seven Political detainees by the government of Salva Kiir in Juba and reiterate our call for unconditional release of the remaining four political detainees still under the custody of Salva Kiir, led by comrade Pagan Amum the Secretary General of the SPLM.
The SPLM/SPLA Youth League in Opposition appreciated the efforts exerted by the IGAD mediators, AU, EU, Norway, US and the UK in securing the signing of the cessation of hostilities and the release of the seven political detainees.
The SPLM/SPLA Youth League in Opposition further urge IGAD, AU and the Partners to condemn the frequent attacks being carried out, particularly after the signing of the cessation of hostilities by the UPDF, JEM, SPLA North and Kiir forces on the civilian targets, which is against the 1949 Geneva Convention and the articles of the cessation of hostilities.
We condemn in the strongest terms possible the preposterous indictments of Cde. Dr. Riek Machar Teny, Cde.Gen. Taban Deng, Cde. Chief Ideologue Alfred Lado Gore and the four comrades led by the Secretary General of the SPLM who are still under the custody of Salva Kiir. We know very well that these comrades are not indicted by the law but by Kiir because the whole world knows that, there was no coup and we are calling up on Kiir to reverse the claim indictment and indict those who have been commanding and still command the killing of the innocent civilian in Juba, Malakal, Bentiu, Bor and all the areas controlled by UPDF, JEM , SPLA NORTH and his Forces.
The last but not the least, the SPLM/SPLA Youth League in Opposition call upon all the Youths across South Sudan and the SPLM world wide to demand the immediate release of the four political detainees, immediate withdrawal of the UPDF, JEM, SPLA North and the immediate indictment of those responsible for the Juba Nuer massacre.
Cde. Puot Kang Chol
SPLM/SPLA Youth League in Opposition Representative