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Kiir’s office accuses Biar of collusion with foreigners to radicalize youth

Presidential Press Secretary Ateny Wek Ateny (Photo credit: Getty Images)
Presidential Press Secretary Ateny Wek Ateny (Photo credit: Getty Images)

August 7, 2020 (Nyamilepedia) – South Sudan presidency has this morning accused economist and civil rights activist Peter Biar Ajak who fled to the United States of America last week of collusion with foreign entities so as to radicalize the young people.

Speaking to reporters at the presidency on Friday morning, Ateny said the government of President Salva Kiir Mayardit became suspicious of Biar’s activities in 2018 when the activist signed a contract to work for a Berlin-based agency which he didn’t name leading to his arrest.

“Peter signed a “Contract for Independent Service” in early 2018 with a Berlin-based organization agency (name withheld). His undertakings with this agency and media presentations raised further suspicion and in July 2018, a warrant was issued for his immediate arrest,” he said.

He said a forensic examination of materials confiscated from Peter Biar was done by the National Security Service (NSS) and led to the conclusion that he was colluding with foreign governments to destabilize the world’s youngest country.

“The authorities confiscated Peter’s electronic devices for forensic analysis. Materials extracted from his computer and corroborated using online data confirmed the suspicion that Peter was, indeed, engaged in intelligence gathering, spying on military, intelligence agencies, and active Government officials, as well as colluding with violent oppositions,” Ateny said.

“A dossier the Government has gathered points to Peter’s collusion with foreign governments, international agencies, and violent groups to radicalize the youth to destabilize an-already troubled society,” he added.

Ateny further said the activist has never respected the constitution of South Sudan and has been acting in a manner that even jeopardizes the sovereign of the country and that disrespects the rule of law.

“Peter has not often engaged in peaceful activities allowed under the constitution of South Sudan. His subversive activities, which are injurious to the peace process and the leaders of the country, are notable,” he added.

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