South Sudan military authorities on Monday 8th August 2022 extra-judicially killed three unarmed allegedly rebels who were forcefully deported by Sudan authorities. #SouthSudan #Sudan #News #Africa #WhisperEyeNews
According to a disturbing video and pictures received by Whisper Eye showing how dozens of uniformed South Sudan troops shoot and killed the men.
Various local media say Sudan authorities had captured the said rebels and handed them to South Sudan government authorities on Sunday 7th August 2020 in an area named in Al-Fula town in West Kordofan State.
Whisper Eye has identified the three military men that were executed as reported as Major Gen. Nyuon Garang, Major Gen. Pur Ruop Kuol, and Brig. Gen. Gatluak Majok.
The local media men say the three were handed over to the Unity State governor Known as Joseph Nguen Monytuil by Sudan authorities and then transported by road through Heglig
“The Unity Governor Joseph Nguen Monytuil immediately ordered their immediate execution”, South Sudan sources told local media in South Sudan.
The controversial governor of Unity State neither picked up nor returned our phone calls.
Meanwhile, Stephen Buoy Rolnyang, the leader of the rebel South Sudan People’s Movement/Army (SSPM/A) confirmed the execution of the officers, saying the act violates humanitarian and international laws.
“It is true we have lost our colleagues. The authorities in Sudan as we reported yesterday in our release arrested and drove through Heglig our colleagues and handed them over to Joseph Nguen Manytuil, the governor of Unity State. The latter was on phone with Presidential Adviser Tut Gatluak Manime, who was coordinating the arrest and deportation with the Sudanese authorities”, said Rolnyang.
“They were arrested in Al- Fula where they were visiting family members by members of Sudan’s Rapid Support Force, put into a vehicle, and handed over to Joseph Nguen who waiting for them at the border,” he added.
The three officers, Rolnyang said, were executed at Kaikang in Unity State.
He wondered why the unarmed officers were not taken to the country’s capital, Juba for legal processes to be followed and the nature of crimes determined.
He said that their execution was expected once they were given to the Unity State governor.
“They are vengeful. Blame the Sudanese [and] no one else,” he emphasized.
The rebel leader expressed disappointment over Khartoum’s move, saying many rebel groups exist in Sudan and South Sudan, yet neither country had ever arrested and handed over officers to be summarily executed.
“Just look here, we do not understand why the Sudanese authorities acted that way. There are many south Sudanese rebels in Khartoum as we talk and they have not been arrested and handed over”, stressed Rolnyang.
The head of information in Mayom County, Wuor Keah said Monday that more than 17 rebel fighters, including their leaders, were captured during fighting and have been put in detention centres in the state capital, Bentiu.
He named Brig. Gen. Gatluak Majok, Major Gen. Nyuon Garang, and Pur Ruop Kuol, among others captured by the authorities.
Keah did not, however, say whether the captured officers were executed or not.
“I am in Mayom and I do not what happened in Bentiu. I just heard of the fighting and capture of more than 17 fighters including their leaders whose names I told you. This is all I know. The people in Bentiu may be the ones to give you more details”, he explained.
The officers arrested in Sudan and handed over to South Sudan were part of a new rebel group formed in May 2021.
The South Sudan Peoples defense forces spokesperson GEN Lui Ruai when contacted said ” What we witnessed in Mayom county of unity state is unacceptable, the SSPDF chief of defense forces has promised that a thorough investigation is going to be carried out and those who are behind the extrajudicial killing we have seen, they are going to be held accountable.
Another source said, the SSPM/A (South Sudan People’s Movement/Army0 in late July killed by burning in his own house the commissioner for Mayom county in Bentiu. They had also killed a number of government soldiers.
That they were then captured by the Sudanese army on Sunday and handed over to South Sudan government on the same day. “They were executed yesterday morning in Mayom County Bentiu. ” a reporter tells Whisper Eye
One, whom they say is the boss in maroon cloth was burned alive as he did to the commissioner, the other three were killed by firing squad, he narrated
Additional Reporting local media