CSO appeals to the government to release all political detainees and allow for a new peace negotiations with all rebel groups to affect national dialogue.
March 10, 2017 (SSB) —- The Screen of Rights is calling on the Transitional Government of National Unity to consider releasing all political detainees and prisoners to mark factual reflection on national prayer day.
The government will only have a credit if it brokers for dialogue through pardoning of all political prisoners or detainees who might have been legally sentenced or illegally detained without being given access to justice and due process.
The national organization legally registered and operational in the territory of South Sudan is appealing to President, Salva Kiir Mayardit to spearhead the national prayer and dialogue by issuing a general amnesty to people who have taken up arms against the state.
As South Sudan has been witnessing incidents of target killings since July last year (2016) through; the Screen of Rights appeals to the authorities to protect people’s lives without any regard to ethnic background or political affiliation with the understanding that protection of all citizens is a government constitutional obligation.
Protection of all citizens without categorization and pardoning of any political detainees or prisoners shall be a door opener to forgiveness and sincere dialogue between the communities and the government.
The Screen of Rights is also calling on the government to make a call up for peace negotiations with all the rebels who are still fighting the state with the intention to stop unnecessary bloodshed of innocent South Sudanese in a war they do not understand.
The call for all rebel groups of Dr. Riek Machar, Dr, Lam Akol Ajawin and the recent Gen. Thomas Cirilo’s to join a negotiations table shall affect the national dialogue to inclusive and genuine reconciliation in the Republic of South Sudan.
Lots of blood do not have to be shed to accept a peace deal or peace negotiations, South Sudanese should be allowed to live a peaceful life by bring a genuine and lasting peace with all rebel groups without specification.
Screen of Rights is a national non-profit and non-governmental organization registered in accordance with the laws of the Republic of South Sudan, became fully operational in the second half of 2016. Was part of #defyhatenow project in 2016 and now running an online and offline hate countering initiative ‘’Action Against Hate’’
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