A Report Card on Sri Lanka’s Implementation of It's Commitments to UN Human Rights Council to be Released by TGTE

Report Card

Several extensions were given to Sri Lanka to fulfil it's promises to implement UN Human Rights Council Resolution 30/1, which Sri Lanka co-sponsored

GENEVA, SWITZERLAND, February 28, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ —

Transnational Government of Tamil Eelam (TGTE) announced today that it will release a mid-term Report Card on Sri Lankan Government’s implementation of its commitments UN Human Rights Council.

This Report Card will assess Sri Lanka’s implementation of UN Human Rights Council Resolution 30/1, which Sri Lanka co-sponsored two and a half years ago and promised to the UN Human Rights Council that it will fully implement the Resolution by March 2019.

This Report Card will focus on main categories of the Resolution 30/1 and steps, if any, were taken by Sri Lanka during the last two and a half years and whether Sri Lanka’s promise was genuine and honest when it co-sponsored the Resolution or whether it is an attempt to misguide and cheat UN Human Rights Council? Several extensions were given to Sri Lanka to fulfil its promise.

The Report Card will assess the following promises given by Sri Lanka to UN Human Rights Council.

1) Setting up of a Special Court, consist of International Judges and Prosecutors, to try cases of War Crimes and Crimes Against Humanity.
2) Creating an Office of Disappeared persons.
3) Repealing draconian Prevention of Terrorism Act (PTA).
4) Security Sector Reform.
5) Guarantee of non-recurrence.

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Macedonian Human Rights Movement International Condemns Facebook for Actively Promoting Anti-Macedonian Racism

Facebook participates in anti-Macedonian hate. Demand that our human rights be respected. #OurNameIsMacedonia

It is shocking that Facebook has chosen to aid Macedonia's most notorious human rights oppressor, Greece, in denying the existence of the Macedonian nation.

The disgusting things I've been called by Greeks that I have reported apparently do not go against “Facebook community standards”. Yet, I'm in violation for defending my most basic of human rights.”

— Nik Petrovski

TORONTO, CANADA, February 27, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — Macedonian Human Rights Movement International is issuing its THIRD press release demanding that Facebook immediately end its blatant anti-Macedonian policies. It is shocking that Facebook has chosen to aid Macedonia's most notorious human rights oppressor, Greece, in denying the existence of the Macedonian nation.

When Macedonian Facebook users complain about the unabashed racism that they experience at the hands of Greeks, Bulgarians and Albanians, Facebook chooses to do nothing. Twitter, on the other hand, has taken steps to defend Macedonians against such hatred. However, when Greeks express outrage at the mere existence of Macedonians, Facebook takes action against the oppressed.

For the second time in less than two months, Nik Petrovski, a Macedonian from Sydney, Australia, has had his Facebook account suspended for defending his right to exist as who he is – a Macedonian. See our press release of January 22, 2018 explaining how Mr. Petrovski's account was suspended simply for saying that Macedonia IS NOT Greek. Using Facebook's logic, one would expect Facebook to immediately condemn the UN
Universal Declaration for Human Rights and all international human rights conventions aimed at DEFENDING ethnic groups against hate and cultural genocide.

"The disgusting things I've been called by Greeks that I have reported apparently do not go against “Facebook community standards”. Yet, I'm in in violation for defending my most basic of human rights. Why the double-standard Facebook? Why do you openly support racism against Macedonians?" asked Nik Petrovski.

Facebook, we DEMAND an immediate answer to Mr. Petrovski's question and an immediate reversal of your racist policy.

According to Facebook's so-called "community standards", "We remove posts that attack people based on their race, ethnicity, national origin, religious affiliation, sexual orientation, gender, or disability."

Actually, Facebook, you don't. When Macedonians complain, you do nothing. Greeks and Bulgarians are culturally misappropriating everything Macedonian, and you blindly fall for their racist tactics. You see, one ethnic group cannot have two ethnic identities. Macedonians are not attacking Greeks and Bulgarians for being Greek or Bulgarian. Macedonians, in fact, are not attacking anybody. Macedonians are defending the only ethnicity we have ever known against cultural misappropriation by our oppressors.

Facebook, we demand that you act now, apologize, and reverse your hateful anti-Macedonian policy. Abide by your own self-proclaimed principles.

Macedonians, join our call to demand immediate action from Facebook. Join MHRMI's #OurNameIsMacedonia campaign in defence of Macedonia and Macedonians and an immediate end to the anti-Macedonian name negotiations. OUR NAME IS MACEDONIA. Demand respect for it.

— Macedonian Human Rights Movement International (MHRMI) has been active on human and national rights issues for Macedonians and other oppressed peoples since 1986. For more information: 1-416-850-7125, info@mhrmi.org, www.mhrmi.org, twitter.com/mhrmi, facebook.com/mhrmi, mhrmi.org/OurNameIsMacedonia #OurNameIsMacedonia

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As UN Human Rights Council meets in Geneva TGTE calls for Justice for Victims of Sri Lankan War Crimes

The TGTE will issue in the next few days a mid-term report card on the Sri Lankan government's commitments made to the UNHRC

GENEVA, SWITZERLAND, February 26, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ —

The Transnational Government of Tamil Eelam (TGTE) wishes the 37th Session of the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC), currently underway in Geneva, a resounding success.

We believe this Session will contribute to the protection and promotion of human rights around the world. We also hope that this Session will take constructive and meaningful steps to end impunity and promote accountability. From the Rohingya in Myanmar to Tamils of Sri Lanka, and from people in Syria to people in Yemen, millions of people have high expectations from the Council’s deliberations and decisions.

TGTE is a political formation of diaspora Tamils from Sri Lanka, built on the principles of democracy, accountability, transparency and self-determination. The TGTE is deeply committed to accountability for international crimes, namely war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide committed during the final stages of the armed conflict in the island of Sri Lanka in 2019.

The HRC passed Resolution 30/1 concerning the above issues, which it reaffirmed in 34/1, in 2015 and 2017 respectively. However, as stated so explicitly by the High Commissioner for Human Rights in his Report dated 25th of January 2018, “a comprehensive transitional justice strategy, including a clearly defined timeline for implementation, has yet to be made publicly available and consulted” by the Government of Sri Lanka. The UNHRC report also said “authorities have not yet demonstrated the capacity or willingness to address impunity for gross violations and abuses of international human rights law and serious violations of international humanitarian law”.

The TGTE will issue in the next few days a mid-term report card on the Sri Lankan government's commitments made to the UNHRC. The Sri Lankan President and its Prime Minister have repeatedly and explicitly repudiated their commitments made to the Council.

In an interview to Al Jazeera, the Sri Lankan President, Maithripala Sirisena, denied that any war crimes were ever committed at all by the government forces against Tamil civilian population in 2009. “I must say very clearly there is no allegation regarding 'war crimes', there were war crime allegations during the early stages. But at the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva, mainly in the proposals presented in September, there were no war crime allegations against us” he told the news channel.

On Nov. 11, 2017 President Sirisena in a speech to an audience of 350 soldiers at the Colombo Army Hospital said, “Unlike the disgruntled politicians and some retired Army personnel allege saying that the War Heroes would be tried and punished, I, as the President of this country would not allow anyone be subjected to interrogations by foreign judges."http://www.ft.lk/front-page/President-reiterates-his-pledge-to-protect-war-heroes-from-foreign-tribunals/44-643195

Given this attitude of denial and deception by those ruling Sri Lanka, the question arises as to whether keeping the country under the purview of the Council for another year is worthwhile or not. While it may be true that keeping Sri Lanka under the Council’s radar would retain the spotlight on the country for its horrific human rights record and stance, we do not believe that it will lead to any justice for the victims.

We hope that the HRC will take all the above into consideration and follow up with more meaningful actions such as recommending Sri Lanka to the UN Security Council, referring Sri Lanka to the International Criminal Court (ICC) and adopting targeted sanctions against those who appear to be most responsible for war crimes, as member states did in the case of North Korea.

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Tibetan angst over Chinese buy up

Chinese property investment on the northern beaches spirals

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Imagine the feeling of fleeing your occupied homeland because you feared Chinese persecution, only to find out China was actually your landlord."”

— Dee Why resident

SYDNEY, NSW, AUSTRALIA, February 24, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — Chinese developers have set their sights on the northern beaches in anticipation for a wholesale change of zoning laws in Frenchs Forest following the completion of the privatised northern beaches hospital.

A sizeable amount of Chinese capital is believed to be hidden from the public gaze through the use of front companies and joint ventures.

Increasing Chinese interest in the northern beaches property market, particularly the affordable housing market, signals a concerted push into the area by Chinese capital.

The northern beaches is home to Australia's largest Tibetan community, many of whom rely on affordable housing.

With the influx of Chinese capital into the northern beaches housing market, some local Tibetan community members have voiced concerns about the potential for China to in effect become landlord to some Tibetan refugees.

This will mean that local Tibetans are potentially forced to pay rent to the very regime they fled from in the first place.

One significant point of contention is the level of Chinese investment in the joint ventures currently buying up Frenchs Forest en masse.

Commercial in confidence clauses and refusal of companies to comment is clouding the true level of Chinese investment.

Some local residents expressed unease about the communist nation's growing property portfolio on the beaches, especially considering the area plays host to Australia's largest Tibetan community.

"The Chinese know most of our local Tibetan population live in affordable housing, so it's a bit too convenient to discover that's exactly where a bulk of Chinese money is going," one resident said.

Another suggested that the investment went beyond economics, and spoke volumes to control the living arrangements of the very people who came to Australia seeking refuge.

"Imagine the feeling of fleeing your occupied homeland because you feared Chinese persecution, only to find out China was actually your landlord. This is more than economics, it's about control. China wants to keep tabs on our local Tibetan population. It's Orwellian in the extreme," another resident suggested.

With Frenchs Forest High School slated to be knocked down for high rise apartments and a village square, questions about the true level of Chinese investment continues to linger.

Meanwhile, local Tibetans face the real and present danger of having the very communist regime they fled from become their landlord.

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FICO 850 Formula Shared to Contradict Conspiracy Theorists and Better Educate Adult Credit Consuming Population

Video reveals specific details behind 850 FICO scorecard along with basic credit knowledge and information

LOS ANGELES, CA, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, February 23, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — SubscriberWise, the nation’s largest issuing CRA for the communications industry and the leading protector of children victimized by identity fraud, announced today its continued promotion of the most comprehensive FICO and credit video production ever presented since the births of William Fair and Earl Isaac — Fair Isaac company founders.

Watch now on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6HZTdL-EfOs&feature=youtu.be .

Related: Equifax, Experian, and TransUnion Highest Scoring Consumer Credit Reports Shared Through Public Bequest from FICO Minister David E. Howe: https://globenewswire.com/news-release/2017/10/24/1152631/0/en/Equifax-Experian-and-TransUnion-Highest-Scoring-Consumer-Credit-Reports-Shared-Through-Public-Bequest-from-FICO-Minister-David-E-Howe.html

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Iranian Justice Minister Alireza Avaei has no place in UNHRC panel

1988 Massacre in Iran

Alireza Avaei, perpetrator of 1988 Iran Massacre

1988 Massacre in Iran

OIAC strongly denounces the planned appearance at the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) by Iranian Justice Minister Alireza Avaei,

We call on the United Nations Human Rights Council to resend its invitation to Avaei and urge it instead to consider rightful grievances of the 1988 massacre victims.”


WASHINGTON, DC, USA, February 23, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — Washington, DC; February 21, 2018 – Organization of Iranian American Communities (OIAC) strongly denounces the planned appearance at the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) by Iranian Justice Minister Alireza Avaei, a perpetrator of the 1988 massacre of some 30,000 political prisoners.

We protest against providing this criminal the opportunity to speak in Geneva, particularly with increased global focus on 4 decades of Iranian regime’s crimes against humanity. In the United States Congress, House Resolution 188, and its 71 bipartisan co-sponsors have already condemned 1988 massacre. The resolution calls for justice for victims of the crime and urges the U.N. to establish a commission of inquiry. Among the distinguished co-sponsors of the measure are Chairmen Michael McCaul (R-TX) and Ed Royce (R-CA); as well as Ranking Member Elliot Engel (D-NY) and Lantos Human Rights Commission Co-Chair, James McGovern (D-MA).

Additionally, in his 2017 annual report to the U.N. General Assembly, Secretary General Antonio Gutteres included a report by the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Islamic Republic of Iran, which addresses the 1988 mass executions. During the 1988 massacre, Alireza Avaei was the Prosecutor General in the city of Dezful and Ahwaz. He was also a member of the “Death Commission” in Iran’s Khuzestan Province and responsible for these atrocities at “the UNESCO prison" in Dezful (a site listed as a candidate for World Heritage status). Eyewitnesses have described that on the order of Avaei, political prisoners, some of whom were under 18-year-old, were executed in groups of two or three in the barren backyards of that prison.

Alireza Avaei was later selected to lead regime’s Department of Justice in the provinces of Lorestan Markazi and Isfahan. From 2005 to 2014, he was also President of the Judiciary in Tehran Province, during which he was placed on the EU sanctions list. The 2011 EU sanctions scold Avaei’s for his actions as President of Tehran Judiciary, noting, “He has been responsible for human rights violations, arbitrary arrests, denials of prisoners’ rights and increase of executions.” It bears mentioning that for much of this period (as is the case today), Iran has had the highest per-capital execution rate in the world.

As the regime’s Justice Minister today, Avaei bears responsibility for the brutal suppression of popular protests in Iran, the arrest of at least 8000 people, and the torture and poisoning to death of many detainees.

Accordingly, an Avaei address at the Human Rights Council would degrade the U.N., its human rights mechanism, and sadly signal that it is turning a blind eye to one of the gravest human rights violations in modern human history.

We call on the United Nations Human Rights Council to resend its invitation to Avaei and urge it instead to consider rightful grievances of the 1988 massacre victims. We also urge the Human Rights Council to heed the U.S. Congress call for establishment of a commission of inquiry into this crime against humanity.

Alireza Avaei and others like him have a long criminal wrap sheet for which they must face justice as soon as possible.

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Specific Causation Reports Due for TVM Injured

Specific Causation Reports are due by the summer for the catastrophically injured women that resulted from the Vaginal Mesh Debacle.

All of the devices used in POP and all devices used in SUI that pierce the obturator membrane are unreasonably dangerous ….”

— Greg Vigna

SANTA BARBARA, CA, UNITED STATES, February 23, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — Finally, some good news for catastrophically injured women out of the MDL overseen by Judge Goodwin. 'Specific Causation Reports' are due by the summer for the catastrophically injured women that resulted from the Vaginal Mesh Debacle.

Specific Causation Reports from experts in the field of urogynecology are required to document how the design of the device caused the specific injury alleged by the injured woman.

Transvaginal Mesh Pudendal Neuralgia Opt Out Attorney Greg Vigna, MD, JD, comments, "All of the devices used in POP and all devices used in SUI that pierce the obturator membrane are unreasonably dangerous in that their design allows for a substantial risk of injury to the pudendal nerve and obturator nerve. Injuries to these nerves causes a catastrophic pain syndrome called complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) also known as reflex sympathetic dystrophy (RSD) that limits any meaningful mobility, and interferes with bladder, bowel, and sexual function."

Specific Causations Reports for the catastrophically injured will include reference to the documented diagnoses of obturator neuralgia, pudendal neuralgia, and CRPS-1 versus CRPS-2 in the medical records of the injured and how the design causes these injuries. Other diagnoses that may be considered by the designated expert is primary versus secondary myofascial pain.

Specific Causation Reports may include comment by the expert on the necessary future care needs of the injured woman as noted in a Life Care Plan. Documented medical and non-medical needs to the life expectancy of the injured woman can be substantial and with most personal injury claims require documentation via a life care plan.

Attorneys across the country are busy preparing clients for individual litigation using expert physicians to produce 'Specific Causation Reports' who can testify to the specific injuries to the nerves of the pelvis caused by pelvic organ prolapse (POP) devices and transobturator slings used for stress urinary incontinence (SUI) that have destroyed the lives of many. Part of that report should include a thoughtful life care plans individually tailored for those injured.

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To learn more on pudendal neuralgia: http://pudendalportal.lifecare123.com

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On Hosting Exchange Students: A Conversation with a Host Mom

The Heller Family with Exchange Student

Because we’ve hosted so many students, I have friends and kids all over the world!”

— ETC Host Mom Helen Heller

PORTLAND, OR, UNITED STATES, February 22, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — “It started in 2008, when our daughter was a freshman in high school.”

Helen, an Education, Travel & Culture (ETC) host mom living in Oregon, believes in sharing the American dream with exchange students. Over the years Helen has hosted students from France, Korea, Japan, Brazil, Spain, Mexico, Germany and a student from Costa Rica. One of the best parts about hosting an international teen, according to Helen, is their willing to explore American culture. “They don’t take it for granted. Think about it, to leave your family for six months to a year, it takes a lot of guts. Their willingness to go and explore American culture makes them more focused”.

ETC students have a reputation for being studious. They are thoroughly screened for English proficiency, maturity, and overall readiness to leave their friends and family for an extended amount of time. ETC students who study abroad are persistent, brave and have had a life-long dream of studying in America. “All the kids that come here are very smart.”

Helen’s past experience with international studies has enabled her to be an empathetic support for her students. This has made it possible for her to create strong bonds with her exchange students that last over the years, long after the students enter and exit the study abroad program. “I hosted a French boy four years ago, he was here for seven months and went back home. I told him he can come back anytime and visit. You have an American Family now. Because we’ve hosted so many students, I have friends and kids all over the world!”

This connection to a global community through hosting has invigorated a desire to travel internationally for Helen, especially to visit her kids. “I tell my husband, we have to go to Paris, we can see Bastian, or let’s go to Thailand, we can see ‘Bob’ or Brazil, we can see Louisa’.”

Helen knows firsthand what it takes to host an exchange student. She offers some advice for prospective host parents: “Have fun with the kids and be patient with them. We are learning from them and they are learning from us. Before they arrive, I will find some small familiar items for them, like food. Sometimes when they get homesick, they will look for familiar products, and food is always a comfort for them. So, having a familiar product is a way of saying, ‘we are welcoming you’. Anything beyond that, treat them like your own kids”.

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For more information, FAQs or to apply to become a host family visit www.edutrav.org or email Field Director, Brenda Ferland at bferland@edutrav.org

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First Mosque inaugurated in Daventry, Northampton, by Local Muslim Community and leaders from other religious groups!

daventry first mosque, Ahtram Muhammad

DAVENTRY, NORTHAMPTON, UNITED KINGDOM, February 21, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — he local Muslim community along with leaders from Catholic and Methodists arranged a simple and elegant inauguration of a new Mosque in Daventry. The new Mosque will serve the needs of 35 Muslim families living in mostly Christian Neighbourhood.
The project was led by Ahtram Muhammad, along with the Muslim residents of the area. Daventry is a Christian majority area, with only 35 Muslim families residing the neighborhood. Before the inauguration of Daventry Masjid, the residents of the area used a leased building from the local council, which served as praying place.
Given the development in the area, the building was taken away by the local council, following which Ahtram Muhammad, along with local Muslim residents began a fundraising campaign for building a new mosque.
Talking to the news reporter at the event, Mr. Rameez Ul Haq who led the campaign shared his views, “the local Muslim populace of the area needed a place of worship for long. For 8 years a leased flat served as the primary praying area for residents, which was retaken by the local council on behalf of developments in the area. For the project, we needed £ 200,000, for which we were able to gather the majority of the funds (£140,000) within the community. A generous donation was also gathered by Muslims from other areas, who frequently visit Daventry for work purposes. The remaining funds were generated through Qarz-e-Hasna, and donations from various mosques.”

The inauguration event was attended by various religious leaders and interfaith community members, as a gesture of co-existence and interfaith harmony. Some of the notable attendees of the event include; Michael Webber (Methodist Minister), Andy Hardwick (Methodist Leader), James Casidy (Roman Catholic Leader), Sashi Dholakia (Wellingborough Faith Group), Sam Dobbs (Sargent Northampton), Cllr Lynne Taylor (Mayor), William Duncan, Luisa Jepson & Sue Ward (Northampton Interfaith).

Talking to the media, Mr. Sam Dobbs, Seargent Northampton praised the efforts by Ahtram Muhammad and other Muslim residents of the area in construction of the mosque. He was particularly impressed by the open door policy, for better coexistence and interfaith harmony among various religious groups residing the area.

The high point of the event was the essential address delivered by Imam Badar ul Islam, during which he explained the true resolution of Mosques and highlighted the importance of interfaith coexistence and rights of neighbors in the light of the teachings of Islam. Mr. Barad-ul-Islam served as the spokesperson for the event, while he also serves as the Imam for the newly opened mosque.

Addressing the attendees for the purpose of Mosque, Imam Badar-ul-Islam said, “The Daventry Masjid will serve as the primary place of worship for Muslim residents of the area. The masjid can accommodate two hundred people at a time, which will be sufficient for the local community.” He further said, “The Daventry mosque won’t only serve as the place of worship but also as a teaching facility”.

The inauguration event of the Daventry Masjid in presence of local authorities, religious leaders from other faiths, and interfaith leaders is a commendable effort which will help bring people from all religious communities closer. The community hopes that the step will serve as an example for the most parts of the country to promote efforts for interfaith peace and coexistence.

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The High-Level Revitalisation Forum: Revitalisation means Revivification and not Review of the Agreement!

True leaders and free-minded politicians are always bound by the national strategies and interests of their country.”

— Aldo Ajou Deng Akuey

JUBA, JUBA, SOUTH SUDAN, February 21, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — By Aldo Ajou Deng Akuey

The Intergovernmental Authority and Development (IGAD), called off the meetings of the High-Level Revitalisation Forum, on the 17 August 2015’s Agreement on Resolution of Conflict in the Republic of South Sudan (ARCSS), as from 16 February 2018; with a verdict to reconvene on 6 March 2018. It is to be called that the South Sudanese, Government and rebels delegations, were brought together on 5 February 2018, to strictly consider “revitalization or revivification of the ARCSS 2015.” The new engagement rules out the reviews or fresh negotiations.

A review or a new-negotiations of a new agreement, rather than the ARCSS, as demanded, earlier on, by SPLM IO (Riek’s group), Dr. Lam’s group of parties and former detainees (FDS), was promptly and clearly rejected by IGAD with the full backing of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC), African Union (AU) and Troika (the USA, UK, and Norway). It seemed as if the travel-makers politicians, Dr. Lam Akol Ajawin, Pagan Amum and Deng Alor Kuol are out for the total destruction of the IGAD’s advanced peace efforts. Their presentations completely ignored and violated the collectively “declared principle of inclusive dialogue among the warring parties with the intention to resolve the conflict.” This principle of inclusivity was demanded by all parties, supported by all South Sudanese and kindly adapted by the peace-mediating international community. The politicians of fortunes are here again for the destruction of peace efforts.

Their presentations (papers) suggest complete irrelevance to the guiding principles of the HLRF: (a) an exclusion of the SPLM’s Chairman, Salva Kiir Mayardit and Chairman of SPLM IO, Dr. Riek Machar Teny, from the next Transitional Government; (b) thus installing themselves, instead, as President and four vice presidents, without a supporting justification why they should be the ones to rule and govern the Republic of South Sudan during and after the Transitional period; (c) two armies-no clear explanation why? And (d) after all, they lack, even spiritual and humanitarian instincts to mention, at least, the destruction they have caused and incurred politically, economically and socially on the country, let alone the cries, plights, and sufferings of the people of South Sudan which top the world media today. They “care none at all.” Not only that, they are mute to propose or mention a constitutional transformation that could govern this war wreckage country.

True leaders and free-minded politicians are always bound by the national strategies and interests of their country. But these political gangsters lack basic nationalism, simply because, they believe that they were appointed and designated by the late leader Dr. John Garang de Mabior, to own the SPLM and thereafter own South Sudan. John worked tirelessly for freedom of South Sudan and beyond. Their assumptions are nonetheless, far from being anything to do with freedom of South Sudan, but may be unworthy, hopeless and unnecessary dreams to translate.

South Sudan is now a free country that could be governed by an inclusive democratic constitution. The suggestions above contradict the revitalization spirit of ARCSS, as suggested by IGAD and agreed by all the warring parties. It is only the HLRF that could stop these politicians from jeopardizing furthermore the peace efforts, so much prayed for by the people of South Sudan, as the only option capable in rescuing physical lives and livelihoods. In my opinion, peace can be achieved through IGAD by the ruling SPLM and SPLM IO, direct and face to face talks.

This opinion is based on facts that generated and triggered the ongoing war in December 2013. It was the power struggle between President Salva Kiir Mayardit and Vice President Riek Machar Teny that brought the present war in South Sudan to its present existence. To resolve it, honestly, the two leaders, Salva Kiir and Riek Machar must be reconciled in order to negotiate, yet, a save constitution for South Sudanese people to secure the unity of their country they have collectively fought for fifty years running. These two leaders are only divided by “violence” but they could be reconciled and purposely united through ” liberties and democratic” decisions and ballots and not bullets.

Before them, many world leaders, including Dr. John, Dr. Riek, and Dr. Lam; and ultimately General Bashir and Dr. John, had the hottest fighting and huge destruction of human lives and properties, yet they were able to conclude a worldwide recognized Comprehensive Peace Agreement, CPA, that created the independent, sovereign Republic of South Sudan. This scenario may bring our peace back to us and the country.

To disable the war mongers and peace spoilers, the IGAD mediators should be realistic to deal with the two parties, the SPLM and SPLM IO. These are the parties in the war of guns, not a war of words with one another. The both have supporters across South Sudan. Sincerely speaking, it is President Salva Kiir and Riek Machar that can negotiate a lasting and permanent settlement of this war in South Sudan. Those politicians who want Salva and Riek out of transitional period’s government are not genuine. The search for the peaceful settlement of the conflict should continue but factually based on the ongoing political power struggle between the two warring leaders. “Do not beat around the bush!” The spoilers are around here to ambush “good faith” intentions for the peaceful ending of the war.

Keywords: SPLM, SPLM IO, Salva and Riek.

Aldo Ajou Deng Akuey was born in Sudan, educated in Sudan, United Kingdom and Kenya. He is a holder of diplomas, university degrees (LLB, MA and PhD), from School of Oriental African Studies, SOAS, and MKU. As a renounced politician, he has been elected to parliament from 1967-2017, he worked as a Deputy Speaker, executive Governor and Minister.


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