South Sudan Journalist: My Life Is In Danger

Dear All,

Peter Gai Manyuon, an Independent Journalist and Columnist who has written extensively on issues of Democratization processes and Human Rights in South Sudan(Photo: supplied)

Peter Gai Manyuon, an Independent Journalist and Columnist who has written extensively on issues of Democratization processes and Human Rights in South Sudan(Photo: supplied)

Oct 04, 2016(Nyamilepedia) —– Iam Peter Gai Manyuon, South Sudanese Independent Journalist and Executive Director for African Centre for Transitional Justice (ACT-J).

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Iam a Journalist by Profession who have worked for Citizen Newspaper in 2010-2012 Aug as Senior Reporter .I have worked for Juba Monitor Newspaper as Columnist since 2013-2015.And currently a Columnist for Sudan Tribune website and South Sudan Nation. I have written extensively on Human Rights violations in South Sudan and issues of democratization. .

In 2013 December i was arrested by government security and after released i was evacuated to East Africa by South Sudan Law Society (SSLS) where i was working by then as Senior Communications and Information Associate from (2012-2014 December).

Since then i manged to form an Organization called (African Centre for Transitional Justice www.act-j.org ) which was registered in Kenya in 2015. Since then up to now i have been advocating for issues of Transitional Justice Mechanisms, Human rights violations in South Sudan and i have released so many Press releases on various media channels in South Sudan and even in East Africa. I have been interviewed by the East African Newspaper, Radio France International, Radio Miraya where i was interviewed online for several times this year on the current issues Journalists faced and Human Rights defenders faced in South Sudan and the Chapter five of the Peace Agreement that was signed in Addissa-baba in 2015 Aug by the parties concern in South Sudan. I always called for immediate establishment of the Hybrid Court as stipulated in the document.

My current threats

On Saturday 1st of October 2016 at 7:30pm, an Insider whose identity i couldn’t mention called and he brief me about the strategies layout by security agents to Eliminate me here in Kampala.

The charges leveled against me is as follow.

First they said i have been the threat to the government since before crisis of South Sudan from 2010-uptodate and they resolved in trying to do any thing which is best for them. The guy who brief me about my Security matter is an insider who is very closed to Ambassador of South Sudan in Kampala Uganda and he told me South Sudan National Security send a sealed envelop to the Ambassador Samuel Luate who is in charged of South Sudan Embassy in Uganda and my name is on the top of the list and he managed to see it since he is very closed to Ambassador.

Ambassador Luate last week Friday the 30th of September 2016 called the security personnels who worked with him in the Embassy and told them to allocate where (Peter Gai Manyuon) is in Kampala . And in their meeting according to the insider who was part of the meeting, they agreed that in case they managed to know where i stayed ; they will inform Uganda Security to help them to do what they can regarding me.

NB: All the security organs here in Uganda i think they are informed about the matter and therefore; i don’t know how i should reach my children in Nairobi kenya even though Nairobi is not that safe for me i really need serious attention from Human Rights Organizations globally to take me out of Kampala as soon as possible. Tonight ,i have changed where iam sleeping in Uganda since there are people following me up in Kampala.

The insider who is very closed to Ambassador told me authorization was given by Juba Security organs in the government to look for where i stay in Uganda through the help of Uganda government. The guy advice me to either leave Kampala immediately or avoid some places which i think if don’t get out of Kampala i could not be alive in some days coming if i continue to stay here. My Life is seriously under threat; if you ignored it then i don’t know how i will survive in this well coordinated program by South Sudan government.

I really want your quick feedback on how to do with my life before they could do anything to me.

+256-772198569 is the number to contact me .

Thank you.

Peter Gai Manyuon,
Executive Director,
African Centre for Transitional Justice- ACTJ


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2 comments

  • This is a very worrying news indeed. Somebody must stop the government of South Sudan. Goodluck Peter.

  • Mr. Peter Gai Manyuon
    What a lies? We do know that, most of Southern Sudanese people are causing more and more problems so that, they can gets resettlement but for you brother, there is no government is looking for individual journalist. Are you more important than Dr. Riek Machar Teny. The president did not wanted to arrest his vice president because it was not clear who made attacked. It is lies and if you are looking to go outsider Africa continent please follow the process of resettlement otherwise, this claim is not true.