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Government plans effective response to continually recycled human rights reports

Overloaded with United Nations reports on human rights which it says are damaging yet recycled yearly, the government of South Sudan is now planning a response it said will be effective in exposing the yearly lies.

While citing reports of violations and human rights abuses filed by the UN Human Rights Commission in South Sudan and UNMISS Human Rights, the Minister of Cabinet Affairs, Dr. Martin Elia Lomuro, said the reports do not reflect the interest of the people of South Sudan.

He was speaking yesterday at the opening of a workshop organized by his Ministry and that of Justice and Constitutional Affairs in line with the analysis and supervised by the South Sudan National Human Rights Council.

“On the reports of the Human Rights Commission in South Sudan and UNMISS Human Rights, year in and out we have been refuting reports of the human rights commission in Geneva and UNMISS, NGOs and other bodies that claim and misreport on the human rights in South Sudan,” Lomuro said.

“This time around as peace settles in, we have decided with my colleagues that we have a collective government response to those two reports so that we clear the air and provide real situation of human rights in the Republic of South Sudan.”

Lomuro said the government has taken notes of the allegations which will be subjected to examination.

“We will also have a look at the claims on the training and support the game and have a major response,” Lomuro said.

“As peace settles down we will not allow anybody to destabilize us and to abuse our country,” he said.

“All those reports have been recycled and that’s why now we have a collective response, they have been repeating them.”

According to Lomuro, the reports are written to create a situation for employment for foreign workers in the NGOs and UN, a platform for sanctions and regime change.

“Nothing on the reports is on the interest of the people of South Sudan, nobody outside South Sudan is working on the interest of South Sudan,” he said.

The Minister of Justices and Constitutional Affairs, Ruben Madol Arol said that the human rights situation in South Sudan has been a subject of focus always internationally, regionally, and even within the society as a tool to influence the policy of the government.

“South Sudan of 2023 is not like South Sudan of 2013, 2016 but if you look at the reports it’s always on the histories of the bad days of 2013 and 2016,” Arol said.

“We know better than them, we have to give them a version of what we know, we have to give our people the correct and accurate stories on what is happening in South Sudan,” he said.

“The analyses of these reports are very important, for us to understand where we are and compare with what has been said about us and for us to put our narrative to an international forum and interest of our people.”

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