09/14/2018

Urgent Action: Businessman Arbitrarily Detained for 4 Months (South Sudan: UA 159.18)


Kerbino Agok Wol, a South Sudanese businessman and philanthropist, has been languishing in detention since 27 April. He is being held at the National Security Service (NSS) headquarters in Juba. He has been denied access to a lawyer and has not been informed of any charges against him. His health has deteriorated since he was detained, and he has not been given adequate medical care.

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Kerbino Agok Wol, a South Sudanese businessman and philanthropist, has been languishing in detention since 27 April. He is being held at the National Security Service (NSS) headquarters in Juba.  He has been denied access to a lawyer and has not been informed of any charges against him. His health has deteriorated since he was detained, and he has not been given adequate medical care.

1) TAKE ACTION
Write a letter, send an email, call, fax or tweet:

  • Calling on South Sudanese authorities to release Kerbino Agok Wol, or charge him with a recognizable criminal offence in accordance with international law and standards;
  • Calling on South Sudanese authorities to ensure that Kerbino Agok Wol is not subjected to torture or other ill-treatment while in detention;
  • Calling on them to ensure Kerbino Agok Wol is granted regular access to his family, any healthcare he may require from a qualified medical practitioner and a lawyer of his choice.

Contact these two officials by 21 November, 2018:
President of the Republic of South Sudan
Salva Kiir Mayardit

Twitter: @RepSouthSudan
Salutation: Dear President

Ambassador Garang Diing Akuong
Embassy of the Republic of South Sudan
1015 31st Street NW Suite 300, Washington, DC 20007

Phone: 202 293 7940 I Fax: 202 293 7941
Email: [email protected]@gmail.com
Contact form: http://www.southsudanembassyusa.org/contact/
Salutation: Dear Ambassador

2) LET US KNOW YOU TOOK ACTION
Click here to let us know if you took action on this case! This is Urgent Action 159.18.
Here’s why it is so important to report your actions: we record the actions taken on each case—letters, emails, calls and tweets—and use that information in our advocacy.

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