National
Release detainees to end war - Rebecca Garang
Publish Date: Jan 10, 2014
Release detainees to end war - Rebecca Garang
Rebecca Garang after the interview with Urban TV. PHOTO/Enock Kakande
  • mail
  • img
newvision

By Vision Reporter
 
KAMPALA - Rebecca Nyandeng Garang has urged South Sudan president Salva Kiir to release the detainees in Juba so that the talks to end the war proceed.
 
She made the call in an interview with New Vision that was aired on Urban TV on Friday.
 
The imprisonment of 11 high ranking politicians is a major stumbling block in talks that have been ongoing in Addis Ababa since last week.
 
Rebels have repeatedly called for their release, while President Kiir has insisted they will not be set free without a legal process.
 
Rebecca Nyandeng Garang is visting Uganda and met president Yoweri Museveni  in Rwakitura on Thursday.
 
She told New Vision and Urban TV that the release of the detainees will speed the talks and end the war. She said former deputy President Riek Machar would have no excuse to continue fighting if Kiir released his colleagues.
 

Rebecca Garang was welcomed to Vision Group by CEO Robert Kabushenga. PHOTO/Enock Kakande
 

Rebecca is a South Sudan Presidential Adviser on Human Rights and Gender. PHOTO/Enock Kakande
 

Kabushenga donates a book "Uganda - Building Of a nation", to Rebecca. Right is Nyankuir Garang. PHOTO/Enock Kakande
 
Rebecca is Presidential Adviser on Human Rights and Gender to the President of South Sudan and a widow of the late SPLM leader Dr. John Garang De Mabio.
 
The conflict in South Sudan began December 15 when Kiir's government claimed that soldiers loyal to his former deputy Machar, dismissed in July, launched an attempted coup. 

The statements, comments, or opinions expressed through the use of New Vision Online are those of their respective authors, who are solely responsible for them, and do not necessarily represent the views held by the staff and management of New Vision Online.

New Vision Online reserves the right to moderate, publish or delete a post without warning or consultation with the author.Find out why we moderate comments. For any questions please contact digital@newvision.co.ug

  • mail
  • img
blog comments powered by Disqus
Also In This Section
Four shot dead in Mbarara bar brawl
Four people were Friday night shot dead in a bar brawl in Mbarara...
Uganda receives Sh49b for refugees
The Nations of United States (US) and Australia have contributed US$17.7m (Sh 49.56b) to Uganda to help in resumption of distribution of full- sized food rations to all refugees in Uganda...
Breastfeeding mothers ‘should be screened for HIV’
In the wake of rising infection rates, breastfeeding mothers should be constantly screened to safeguard infants from contracting HIV/AIDS, experts say....
Muslims told on discipline, unity
The UMSC spokesman Haji Nsereko Mutumba calls for discipline among Muslims, noting that lack of discipline is the genesis of most of the challenges facing the entire Muslim community....
Yiiya Ssente forum: Past participants to share testimonies
The Yiiya Ssente business forum is on today at Kololo Airstrip....
Ex-army court chairman Brig. Rwehururu dies
Former General Court Martial chairman retired Brig. Bernard Rwehururu has died, his family says....
Do you think government is doing enough to contain the typhoid out break?
Yes
No
Can't Say
follow us
subscribe to our news letter