May 24, 2017

Urgent Action Update: Fate And Whereabouts Of Two Men Unknown (South Sudan: UA 29.17)


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Dong Samuel Luak and Aggrey Idri, were disappeared in Kenya and taken to a prison facility at the National Security Service (NSS) headquarters in Juba, South Sudan on 25 January, around midday. They were then removed from this facility on 27 January. Their current fate and whereabouts are unknown.

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

  • Urging the South Sudanese authorities to immediately disclose the fate and whereabouts of Dong Samuel Luak and Aggrey Idri, make public the reasons for their continued detention if they are in custody and, unless a legal basis for continued detention can be demonstrated, release them without delay;
  • Urging them to ensure that Dong Samuel Luak and Aggrey Idri are not subjected to torture and other ill-treatment while in detention;
  • Urging them to grant Dong Samuel Luak and Aggrey Idri access to adequate medical care, access to lawyers of their own choosing, and also allow visits from their families;
  • Urging the Government of Kenya to carry out thorough, impartial and effective investigations into the enforced disappearance of Dong Samuel Luak and Aggrey Idri and ensure those responsible are held to account.

Contact these two officials by 5 July, 2017:

President of the Republic of South Sudan
Salva Kiir Mayardit
Twitter: @RepSouthSudan
Salutation: Your Excellency

Ambassador Garang Diing Akuong, Embassy of the Republic of South Sudan
1015 31st Street NW Suite 300, Washington, DC 20007
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 29.17
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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