No word on Sudanese missing in Kenya

South Sudan clashesFrom MARIA MACHARIA in Nairobi, Kenya

NAIROBI, (CAJ News) – THE African Union has been urged to take South Sudan to task over the disappearance of an opposition official and an activist in Kenya.
Dong Samuel Luak and Aggrey Idris, respectively, disappeared off the streets on Nairobi late January, reportedly at the request of South Sudanese officials.
They have never been seen again but it is feared they were taken illegally to South Sudan, where they were likely to have been abused as many other detainees before them.
Neither Kenyan nor South Sudanese authorities have responded to questions about the two men’s fate.
While their current whereabouts remain unknown, it is believed the pair is detained by South Sudan’s National Security Service (NSS).
Human Rights Watch said international actors, including the African Union and Kenya, should insist South Sudan’s government immediately investigates the case, produce and release the disappeared men, and investigate and hold to account those responsible.
“Three months on, every additional second is too long,” said HRW’s Jonathan Pedneault.
Since the South Sudan war in 2013, rights groups have documented cases of enforced disappearances, especially in the Equatoria and Western Bahr el-Ghazal regions where the government has been pursuing abusive counterinsurgency campaigns, including against people presumed to support the opposition.
Some 300 000 civilians have been killed and 2 million fled the country. – CAJ News

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