March 24, 2021(Nyamilepedia) — The South Sudan government has discredited the exiled economist and civil society leader, Dr. Peter Biar Ajak’s testimony saying that he made a series of largely unsubstantiated allegations against President Salva Kiir Mayardit and the Government of South Sudan in his recent testimony before the US senate.
Biar made allegations against the government and president Salva Kiir that range from allegations that the government attempted to kill him, Kiir was never elected and he is illegitimate to allegations on corruption, war crimes and human rights abuses.
In response the government said that Peter Biar’s claims that he narrowly escaped death are false and baseless.
“The charge incessantly repeated by Dr. Ajak that he narrowly escaped death at the hands of South Sudanese Security agents in Nairobi, Kenya is patently false,” the minister of presidential affairs, Nhial Deng Nhial said in a statement.
“All along meanwhile under detention in South Sudan for dangerous subversive activities, he was totally at the mercy of the Government. Yet, not only did he suffer no harm both physically and psychologically, but the very same President Salva Kiir Mayardit whom he continues to vilify, showed clemency and ordered his release after hardly serving any significant jail term following his lawful conviction by a competent court of law,” the statement continued.
The statement added that the narrative that Dr. Ajak was set free and allowed to leave the custody of South Sudan’s penal institutions only to be pursued and hunted down in Kenya with the objective of murdering him is “a cock and bull story” that deserves to be dismissed with the contempt it deserves.
In response, Peter Biar went to social media to challenge the government to produce Justice Dong Luak, Aggrey Idris and others who were kidnapped in Kenya and allegedly executed by South Sudan government for criticizing its leadership.