Kampala – The International Youth for Africa (IYA) calls on Government of South Sudan to released thirty (30) men who have been detained by the National Security Service (NSS) Headquarters in Jebel [Juba] since September 2014, Mr. Loreom Joseph Longie passed away on 17 July 2016, due to bad conditions, access to family members, no food, water, no medication. Two other detainees Benjamin Taban and Joseph Ngec have been released. 30 other men remain arbitrarily still remained with National Security Service (NSS) in Juba, South Sudan.
The International Youth for Africa is a South Sudanese non-governmental organization and non-profit making organization with head offices in Kampala, Uganda. IYA is working on the following areas; Peace Dissemination among youth, reconciliation, Transitional Justice, documenting and reporting human rights violation against women, children’s rights, working with community groups to promote women’s rights through increased participation of women in local government, promoting the education rights of girls, and raising awareness of women’s rights through public campaigns and Refugee’s rights.
The right body, urged the South Sudan National Security Service to respect the rights of ordinary citizens in the whole country. IYA urging the International Community to pressure South Sudan Government to released 30 men without delayed. NSS does not have powers to arrest any citizen in South Sudan. The main function of NSS is to protect citizens and respect law in the South Sudan.
Human rights reflect the minimum standards necessary for people to live with dignity. Human rights give people the freedom to choose how they live, how they express themselves, and what kind of government they want to support, among many other things. Human rights also guarantee people the means necessary to satisfy their basic needs, such as food, housing, and education, so they can take full advantage of all opportunities. Finally, by guaranteeing life, liberty, equality, and security, human rights protect people against abuse by those who are more powerful.
The South Sudan Transitional Constitution 2011; article (11) the life and human dignity and article (12) personal liberty. Article (11) every person has the inherent right to life, dignity and the integrity of his or her person which shall be protected by law; no one shall be arbitrarily deprived of his or her life. Article (12) every person has the right to liberty and security of person; no person shall be subjected to arrest, detention, deprivation or restriction of his or her liberty except for specified reasons and in accordance with procedures prescribed by law. Equality before the law. (Article 14) all persons are equal before the law and are entitled to the equal protection of the law without discrimination as to race, ethnic origin, colour, sex, language, religious creed, political opinion, birth, locality or social status.
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