CALGARY – In a move that shook the town, South Sudanese Calgarians have set the date of commemoration to on December 19, 2015. The preparation takes place to commemorate the death of the loved ones killed cold-bloodedly in Juba, the capital of the Republic of South Sudan.
Khor Top, Chairman of the South Sudanese Community Association in Calgary, stated that “the truth has come out; therefore, it is a high time for South Sudanese and the friends of South Sudanese to call for justice and accountability.” Those who think that nothing had happened in Juba, are surely informed by the African Union Commission of Inquiry’s report, uncovering the truth about the killing of more than 20,000 innocent civilians in Juba on December 15, 2013.
According to Mr. Top, who is deeply touched by the South Sudan government’s action said no government in the world would act the way Juba Government has acted. It is absolutely a deliberate killing manufactured by the government in Juba to cleanse Juba off Nuers tribe. Therefore, he appeals to international community, particularly, Canada to pressure the government in Juba to accept peace, and to ensure that the long standing suffering is quickly averted.
Moses Chot Joack, Program Coordinator, urge the entire community to turnout that day as the truth has already come out. “This is what we were waiting for; therefore, it is our duty and responsibility to mount and to advocate for a just system for the people of South Sudan.
Both leaders are urging the Canadian friends to joint hands in solidarity with families of the victims of genocide in Juba here in Calgary, AB.
The violence fitted the two largest tribes in South Sudan. More than 1.9 million people displaced to neighboring countries, and hundreds of thousands trapped in UN Protection of Civilians’ sites across the country.
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