Fifteen individuals whom Amnesty International had previously campaigned on were among a group of detainees released from the National Security Service (NSS) headquarters on 10 August. Five men remain arbitrarily detained at the NSS headquarters, while one has been charged.
1) TAKE ACTION
Write a letter, send an email, call, fax or tweet:
- Insisting that the South Sudanese authorities, if credible evidence of a recognized offence exists, charge the remaining NSS detainees promptly and present them in court or release them immediately;
- Urging them to ensure that detainees are not subjected to torture and other ill-treatment while in detention and are granted access to adequate medical care, lawyers of their own choosing, and are allowed family visits;
- Calling on them to initiate prompt, effective and impartial investigations into NSS detention practices, including enforced disappearances, deaths in custody, torture and other ill-treatment, to publicly disclose the findings, and where there is evidence of the commission of criminal offences to hold perpetrators accountable in fair trials without recourse to the death penalty;
- Calling on them to provide prompt and adequate reparation to individuals released without charge, including medical and psychological rehabilitation.
Contact these two officials by 30 November, 2017:
President of the Republic of South Sudan
Salva Kiir Mayardit
Salutation: Your Excellency
Ambassador Garang Diing Akuong, Embassy of the Republic of South Sudan
1015 31st Street NW Suite 300, Washington, DC 20007
Phone: 202 2937940
Fax: 202 293 7941
Email: [email protected]
Contact form: http://www.southsudanembassyusa.org/contact/
Salutation: Dear Ambassador
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