Dong, Aggrey reportedly killed in 2017

Dong Samuel Luak(R) and Aggrey Idri(L), South Sudanese activists and exiled politicians, who have been detained in Kenya and at risk of unlawful deportation back to South Sudan,(Photo: private file)

Dong Samuel Luak(R) and Aggrey Idri(L), South Sudanese activists and exiled politicians, who have been detained in Kenya and at risk of unlawful deportation back to South Sudan,(Photo: private file)

April 30th, 2019 (Nyamilepedia) – South Sudan civil rights advocate, Dong Samuel Luak, and an opposition official, Aggrey Idri, were reportedly killed in Luri military based on 30th of January 2017, according to United Nations Security Council final report of the Panel of Experts on South Sudan released on 9th of April 2019.

Dong Luak, a prominent human rights lawyer, and Aggrey were arrested on 23 and 24th of January 2017 in the Kenyan capital Nairobi, by Kenyan security operatives who later on handed them over to their South Sudanese counterparts.

They were seen a few days later at the NSS headquarters in Juba also known as Blue House, a notorious facility known for jailing political dissidents. According to the report seen by Nyamilepedia, the two were separately detained and placed under solitary confinement within the same security building before they face their demise.

A family member quoted by Radio Tamazuj said they had been informed by the UN that the two prominent opposition members were killed in Luri, a Juba suburb, 20 kilometers west of the capital, but could not reveals where their bodies were dumped.

“Well, they have confirmed actually that these people were killed in Luri, only that they are not sure where these people are buried or dumped. They mentioned 27th January 2017, same month,” a relative of Dong identified by the Radio Tamazuj as Polit Gok Waar said on Tuesday.

“I was there, with the family of Aggrey, one of them is among the UN panelists instructed by the UN Security Council who came up with a report, a team of five people. So one of them briefed us yesterday,” he added.

A relative of Aggrey also confirmed to Radio Tamazuj the development.

South Sudan conflict estimated to have killed more than 400, 000 people, 5 million displaced to the neighboring countries, and hundreds of thousands seeking protection from the United Nations Mission in South Sudan.

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