South Sudanese in Canada Support UNMISS Presence in South Sudan

Calgary, Canada, April 9, 2014 (SSNA) — Hundreds of South Sudanese Canadians protesters took to the streets of Downtown Calgary today supporting Hilde Johnson, the Special Representative of the Secretary-General of the United Nations (UN) and Head of the UN Mission in the Republic of South Sudan (UNMISS) for protecting the lives of innocent civilians, particularly the Nuer ethnic group who are being targeted by President Kiir’s regime.

South Sudanese Community in Calgary applauded Hilde Johnson for Saving Innocent Civilians’ Lives in South Sudan. Under the theme, "we support the UN’s present in South Sudan" in a rally held before the City Hall, Downtown Calgary, the South Sudanese Community in Calgary has come out on Wednesday, April 9, 2014, to condemn the government of south Sudan for disrupting and harassing the UNSS’s operation/staff, denying them access to saving the lives of the people impacted by the ongoing violence in the country.

The community condemns the government of South Sudan in the strongest term possible and calls for the International Criminal Court (ICC) to bring to trail Dictator Salva Kiir, for committing genocide against Nuer Ethnic group in South Sudan.

Salva Kiir has committed gross crimes against humanity, by killing 17,613 (sudantribune website) Nuers in Juba, South Sudan alone. Overall, the violence has almost claimed more than 50,000 civilians throughout the country. "We the South Sudanese Community in Calgary have no heart to stand in support to the Killer (Salva Kiir)" they said.

Therefore, "Salva Kiir Mayardit must go and be brought to justice" the message continued. Also, the community is angered by the government’s move calling for the resignation of Hilde Johnson, the UN secretary’s representative, for protecting the lives of the innocent civilians trapped in the UN Compound across four States namely Central Equatoria, Jongle, Upper Nile, and Unity and "without Hilde Johnson, more lives will be lost and so we denounce such move and welcomed the UN’s operation," according to the statement seen by the Upper Nile Times. The community also called on the UN, EU, AU, and the rest of International Community to quickly bring peace to South Sudan.

The community also condemned President Yoweri Museveni for not playing neutral role, and as well, for taking side in the conflict. President Yoweri Museveni has done something similar to what President Charles Taylor of Liberia had done against Sierleonains. Therefore, the South Sudanese Community in Calgary urged the international community to condemn his involved and to possibly urge the ICC to bring both dictators to the International Court of law. The community also urged the UPDF to quickly withdraw from South Sudan to prevent Regionalization of War. Ugandan themselves must rise up and condemn this baseless move President Museveni has done, by deploying Ugandan soldiers to die in South Sudan.

The community applauded the move taken by the United States President Obama to quickly impose sanctions against South Sudan’s Government for committing genocide and for continuing killing innocent civilians across the country.

President Kiir is heartless and does not care about South Sudanese civilians. His interest is to only protect oil, therefore, such President has no base in the mind of South Sudanese community at large.

Thus, the only solution is for him (Salva Kiir Mayardit) to resign so that peace can prevail. Failure to doing so would only jeopardize the will/aspiration of the South Sudanese community home and in the Diaspora.

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