Juba, 1st November 2018. Centre for Peace and Justice or CPJ’s Executive Director a South Sudanese human rights advocacy group called on the government to release Peter Biar Ajak and other political detainees.
Tito Anthony in a statement CRN saw with said Biar release South Sudanese human rights activists could celebrate peace.
He said there are no reason to celebrate for if their colleague is still behind the bars at National Security detention facilities.
Peter Biar Ajak was arrested on Saturday 28 July 2018 morning at Juba airport while he was on his way to Aweil to attend the Red Army Foundation commemoration day.
He is the founding chairman of the group.
The local and international rights group, European Union and Troika countries and US Congressmen and Senators called for his release, but he is still in jail without charge.
The CPJ further calls for the release of James Gatdet Dak, the spokesperson of SPLM-IO leader Riek Machar who was sentenced to death in February 2018.
The statement further calls on the South Sudanese peace partners to tour the whole country to tell people that "their suffering has come to an end".