Yar Ayuen’s family and activists demand her release or extradition to stand trial.
Family and campaigners requested Wednesday that Yar Ayuen be released or brought before a court for trial.
On Monday, police in Bor town, Jonglei State, apprehended Yar, a young lady, after she met Ajak Ayuen Mach, an army commander leading a joint operation team charged with fighting gangs and people considered immoral.
Security officers reportedly harassed, bullied, and pushed Yar to the strip last week. Then came the weekend summons. Bor police are accused of defaming Yar Ayuen.
An NCMP-viewed Radio Tamazuj report says Kon John stated he went to the police station and his wife had been detained for three days. He asked the police to release or arraign his wife.
He suggested that the community resolve the problem peacefully or go to court rather than be jailed. Police spokeswoman Majak Daniel Tuor said the defendant would be arraigned after the investigation.
“Investigations continue. Our counsel will determine whether or not to file a lawsuit,” he stated. “Yar was re-arrested on defamation charges using Gen. Ajak’s arrest warrant.”
He added “Gen. Ajak is a hero. The community asked him to lead the operation in Bor. Our neighborhood has a clothing code that is culturally appropriate and should be respected. ” Ter Manyang, an activist with the Centre for Peace and Advocacy, says Yar’s incarceration is unconstitutional.
“This is a right violation. Our customary rules do not define what a lady should wear. The fact that Yar was a woman should not have made her a target.
“At this time, the matter is not within my jurisdiction,” stated Malaak Ayuen, Bor County paramount chief.
The traditional leaders from Yar Ayuen’s village came to my office last week, as if to resolve the situation.
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