UJOSS slams a violent attack on an Eye Radio staffer and wants his $500 refunded.
Over the weekend, a staff member working for eye radio in the monetary department was viciously beaten by a traffic cop while on his way to Gumbo major bus park about 6:30 a.m. South Sudan local time.
The South Sudan Union of Journalists (UJOSS) denounced yesterday’s brutal attack on Eye radio personnel who were working over the weekend.
According to a news release issued by the South Sudan Union of Journalists, the traffic officer’s assault on David Gumbel was a clear case of harassment and violence against journalists and media workers, threatening the basic right to free speech.
“We must inform the government that the traffic officer’s assault on David Gumbel was a clear case of harassment and violence against journalists and media workers, which continues to jeopardize the basic rights to free speech.” The statement is as follows:
Furthermore, the body urged the relevant authorities to accelerate the inquiry and quickly punish the officer(s) implicated in the violent conduct, as specified in Article 9, Section 236 of the South Sudan Penal Code, 2008, as amended.
“The Union of Journalists (UJOSS) calls on the authorities concerned to expedite the inquiry and immediately punish the officer(s) engaged in the violent act performed against the media worker as stated in article 9, section 236 of the South Sudan criminal code 2008 as amended.” According to the statement
Finally, the Union asked that his lost $500 dollars be refunded immediately.