Machar Welcomes The Release of Political Prisoners, Urges Foreign Troops to Leave!

Interviewed by Fred Dove.

Dr. Riek Machar, with his troops in Nasir (Photo: supplied)
Dr. Riek Machar, with his troops in Nasir (Photo: supplied)

April 25, 2014(Nyamilepedia) — While Dr. Machar, the former vice president, believes that his senior colleagues would have been released three months ago, he welcomes their release. He, however, asserted that their release was expected because the cases were weak and would have been thrown out of the court.

“However, nothing is too late, we welcome their release. It also indicates a lot because they have been under trial, it means the charges they were tried on are baseless and we have been saying that these people are innocent, at last Juba has proven that. So we welcome their release” Machar said.

Machar believes that the government was loosing the court case and if the case was left to the judges, the court would have trash it but because the government did not want that embarrassment, they decided to squash the case themselves.

Machar believes that the foreign troops from Sudan and Uganda must leave to give peace a chance.

“This is when we will know the government wants to discuss peace and wants to dialogue but as long as our country is still under occupation through the invitation of Salva Kiir, I don’t think he is serious.” Machar added.

Machar regrets any incident of targeted killing of civilians and pledges to institute a team that would investigate the incident.

“But however, if there is an incident of civilians that have lost lives, we regrets that, and I have decided that I will institute an investigation to this matter” Machar reaffirms

Machar further asserted that he would attend the peace talk in Ethiopia if required to show his willingness.

“Oh definitely, today I had discussion with the IGAD members, the mediation team. I also had discussion with the TRIOKA, and the European Union representative, and also with South African envoy, Mr Cyril Ramaphosa. And I promised that if the talk starts, if it needs even my present, I will be present. This is to show that we are serious about reaching towards political settlement ” Machar confidently added.

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chidong26 August 28, 2014 at 7:05 am

this imply that Dr. machar is actually fighting for freedom in south Sudan. he was right by appossing kiir s idiot leadership. it is true that Dr. machar was not fighting for the presidency, but to show kiir s wrong way of conducting s.Sudanese citizens.

Kayier bidit March 10, 2015 at 9:28 am

I care about my peoples of south sudan who were dead and are still dying, i would like to thanks people who are able to bring peace to ss the youngest nation of the world. Both of you two Leaders of warring parties we want you to sign ceasefire to stop dying of your peoples.more than1o of thousands who were dead and 1.5m who flee from their homes are enough.

wicyiepoth gatluak April 5, 2015 at 3:37 am

we very brave

terdeng April 9, 2015 at 9:17 am

i.m one of nuer in south sudan . slav kiir is the first folish in south sudan


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