Sunday December 10, 2017

National Security Service Has Beaten a Journalist Unconscious

Bith Jonathan

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JUBA – The South Sudan national security services has brutally beaten a journalist John Anyang yesterday forcing the journalist to collapse and short of breathe.

Anyang, the latest victim of the South Sudan Police crackdown was seen covering a peaceful demonstration of Juba hospital nurses who demanded to have their salaries paid.

photo, Richard R

photo, Richard R

The nurses went for complete 3 months without salary as health department argued that the money have been used to provide security in the country.

photo, Richard R

photo, Richard R

Anyang sustained wounds in his head, shoulders and back. His camera and audio equipments have also been confiscated. Anyang is currently in detention pending charges against him.

The security personals who beaten him dressed up in plain clothes. They accused Anyang of covering the event without informing them.

John Anyang works for the Nation Mirror Newspaper.

The Upper Nile Times

Bith Jonathan

Bith Jonathan is an award-winning journalist and columnist. He holds a bachelor’s degree in mass media and journalism from the prestigious kenyan school of mass media.


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