Press Statement: Security Forces Raid Gen. Malong Awan’s house in Aweil

Posted: December 29, 2017 by PaanLuel Wël in Junub Sudan, Press Release

For Immediate Release: Organized forces conducted unwarranted search in Gen. Paul Malong Awan House in Malualkon

Malong in exile1

Gen. Paul Malong arriving in Nairobi, Kenya

December 29, 2017 (SSB) — On the afternoon of December 28, 2017, a contingent of organized forces, composed of elements from the SPLA and National Security Services raided our compound in Malualkon and conducted the unwarranted search.

From the eye-witnesses account, these troops arrived in three pick-up trucks. Upon disembarking, the troops cordon off the perimeter of the property and proceed to order every out of the houses except one of our brothers whom they asked to accompany them as they search the premises. After the search, the left the premises without taking anything!

This action (instilling fear in innocent people) is out of sync with the spirit of peace and reconciliation the country needs at this point in time. Further, the steps taken by those who ordered this search do not tally with the public utterances about peace and reconciliation made by H.E. President Salva Kiir Mayardit at the event at his residence just before my father was permitted to seek treatment in East Africa.

The spirit of genuine peace and reconciliation can never live side by side with malice driven vices of harassment and intimidation. It is this belief that we, the family of Gen. Malong Awan are appealing to H.E. President Salva Kiir to rein-in on elements who derive satisfaction in conflict.

From Anei Malong Awan.

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