The United Citizens for Change Condmns Arretst, Harassment and forced closure of community Radio in Jonglei state.

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The United Citizens for Change Condmns Arretst, Harassment and forced closure of community Radio in Jonglei state.

 

The United Citizens for Change (UCC), is appalled by the behaviours of state apparatus, which is increasingly harassing members of civil society organisations and political entities across the country the press statement extended to Thejubamirror news desk by director of communications Mr jongkor Mayol

The state apparatus in Yei, Malakal, Wau, Bor, Kaujok and Juba have unnecessarily
encroached on citizens’ rights following the public statement about the intended nationwide peaceful demonstrations by nonviolent organisations.

We have noticed with concerns the alarming behaviour by the security officials in the
Government of South Sudan, which led to the forced closure of a Community Radio in Bor
town, Jonglei State. The National Security officers have summoned, interrogated and harassed
various members of the press, civil society, and political entities across the country.
The United Citizens for Change is correspondingly alarmed by the news of arrests of religious leaders and opposition members in Yei, harassment and attacks on press freedoms across the country.
We are convinced that such acts encroached on the citizens’ rights protected under the
provisions of the Transitional Constitution of the Republic of South Sudan in articles (2), (4),
(23) and (25). Therefore, we condemn in the strongest possible terms the violations of citizenry rights, all types of harassment, forced closure of Community Radio in Jonglei State and the unwarranted threats of the use of force against unarmed peaceful demonstrators in the country.
We urge the Government of the Republic of South Sudan to instantly cease harassment,
violation of our constitutional rights and unacceptable behaviours against members of the public. The people of South Sudan deserve the right to assembly, free speech and press freedom guaranteed in the supreme law of the land. And we therefore call upon the authorities in South Sudan to respect the constitution. We also wish to notify the government that the world is watching, and any crimes against humanity will not go unpunished.
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