Daily Archives: August 3, 2018

Joint statement on the detention of Peter Biar Ajak

We are deeply troubled by the arrest and ongoing detention by the South Sudanese National Security Service (NSS) of youth activist Peter Biar Ajak on the morning of Saturday 28 July 2018. He has now been detained for over six days. We are deeply conce…

South Sudan President to Sign Revised Power-sharing Deal

South Sudanese President Salva Kiir said Friday he plans to sign a final power-sharing deal with rebels and other opposition groups intended to end the country’s nearly five-year civil war. Earlier, Sudanese Foreign Minister Mohamed Al Dirdiri arrived …

Concern Grows About VOA Interviewee’s Detention

The detention of a retired Chinese academic who was taken into custody during a live television interview with VOA has sparked criticism from human rights activists and analysts who worry the Chinese government is increasingly cracking down on dissent….