A society of Humiliation and targeting of Awiel people

Son of General Paul Malong Awan

By Garang Paul Malong Awan


Sept 22, 2020 (Thessherald)–On account of humiliation, the incident in Bor is not the first time for such inhuman to happened. Two years ago, three youths of Awiel origins were burnt alive by Akol Koor and institution, National Security, nothing was done about it, and the incident of 30 Awiel boys pick at the airport and killed in Luri, by national security. A few days ago, with no crime worse than homicide, and no penalty for any crime than jail and sentenced, a young Awielian has to endure another humiliation in Bor, being strip naked and humiliated publicly.

In history of South Sudan, not even the Arabs that has done such inhuman and humiliation in our waste conflict. We never ran and deserted our community for lack of men to fight the uncouth enemy. And if we never abandoned our community for any fear or favor, we need to question ourselves as Awiel Community what and for how long will such humiliation continue and if taking this country back to Khartoum will do, so be it.

All these are happening to Awiel youths coz they lack a voice in the national government, and don’t tell us,
Gen. Santino Deng Wol
Hon. Ateny Wek Ateny
Hon. Kuol Athian Mayuen
Hon. Albino Bol Thieu
Hon. Thieu Mathok
Hon. Deng Deng Hoc
Hon. Deng Deng Akoon
Gen. Butrus Bol Bol
Hon. Tong Akeen

These are another victims who risk being killed and fired at will. what voice do they hold to air out and not fired tomorrow or fall victim of being humiliated and killed as well. As Equatoria are fighting for an independent Country, Awiel need to make a choice between going to Khartoum and self independent, the oil in Riang Awai is enough to develop and restate its failed institutions.

The humiliation and the killing of Awiel sons has reach its saturation and a decision is needed by the community. We need not to address these cases on blame to others but as the Awiel who never surrendered and never accept humiliation. The question goes to the Awiel elders and those who are supporting Kiir regime that burnt youth alive.

“The humiliation and targeting of Awiel youths in South Sudan.”

“leng aduk kuem we yich…?” our elders and youth…

The youths are being humiliated and harassed by the system that you all support and held accountable for. With due respect, what are you all doing about these humiliation of our youth or you are all waiting for us who are in exile to come and respond to such inhuman act done by the police who should always follow the law. We have people in this government who I ask for their voice to speak now or forever remain silent…

H.E. Hussain Akol
Hon. Ateny Wek
Hon. Kuol Athian
Hon. Albino Bol
Hon. Elder, Aldo Ajou
Hon. Thieu Mathok.
Hon. Deng Deng Akoon
Hon. Tong Akeen
Hon. Deng Deng Hoc
Hon. Garang Majak
Gen. Santino Deng Wol
Gen. Butrus Bol Bol
Gen. Dau Aturjong
Gen. Akech Adim
Hon. Awiel youth Union leadership
Hon. Awiel community leadership
Hon. Student union leadership

All the honorables and military ranks of varies respective leadership of Awiel and South Sudan, what is this humiliation at your watch…? For what happened in Bor is a humiliation that need an immediate address or another community, no matter the size will always undermine our ability and disrespect us.

As the photos proof that they are nakedly humiliated, we expect Bor to condemn the incident and not deny the facts if we all seek peace. This is something they have never done to (ber) Murle or Lou Nuer who have always displaced them from their ancestral homes, and they do it to the innocent Awiel youths who have always died defending Bor and Jonglei at large. We expect a condemned letter and not a denial letter from Bor community. Our concern now as a community is not about what happened, but about our unity and defend of our integrity as Awiel community. I asked all the elders and all respective honorables and generals to address this or take the community to join Khartoum regime who never humiliate us, and fight for our rights.

We fought for our rights in order for such act to cease and take each step in a lawful manner, but now that we are all being asked to always take action in our hands, this is not the society we needed to build. The youths of Awiel needs to unite, the future belong to us and not to the elders who are currently divided and confuse with the situation. Actions are needed to address such inhuman behavior, if the leadership is letting us down, as a community let’s appoint someone now or soon to address the community issues and revive our relations with other communities in the country.


The author is a South Sudanese citizen who hails from Awiel


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