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Breaking: Former W. Equatoria Governor, Bakasoro, finally set free by NSS

Juba – The former Governor of Western Equatoria State, Bangasi Joseph Bakasoro, who has been in prison for 127 days since he was arrested on 22/12/2015 in Juba, is finally set free by the Country’s National Security service today.

The release comes following the arrival of the armed opposition leader, Dr. Machar, to Juba and his subsequence swearing-in as the Country’s first Vice President in accordance with the last year’s IGAD brokered peace deal to end the over two years conflict in South Sudan.

Sources from the NSS indicates that he was mistreated and tortured in the first days of his arrest but has been kept safe afterward as pressure increased from human rights organizations, but his family has never been allowed to see him.

No charges made on him so far for all this long but it’s believed that he was arrested over his alleged link with the rebel groups in Western Equatoria known as Arrow boys where some of the group declared their allegiance with the SPLA-IO sometime back.

 

 

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