20 December 2012

South Sudan: FBI Agents in Juba to Help Unravel Isaiah Abraham's Murder

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Juba — The government of South Sudan has received experts from the United States Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) to help it carry investigations into the murder of a journalist/blogger Isaiah Abraham using the pen name Diing Chan Awuol.

The FBI officials arrived at the Juba International Airport yesterday. Mr Awuol was killed in his house in Gudele residential area west of the capital Juba on December 5.

In a meeting with the US Ambassador to South Sudan, Susan Page on December 13, President Salva Kiir welcomed an offer by the ambassador to invite FBI agents to help the South Sudan security organs trace the murderers of Isaiah Abraham.

"We are pleased to have a legal attaché from the US Federal Bureau of Investigation to help South Sudan government in its investigations into the murder of Isaiah Abraham. They will meet with government officials to determine how best they can support the government", said Michael McClellan the Charge'd' Affaires of the US Embassy in South Sudan.

H.E President Kiir who denounced the murder, has already ordered security organs to fully investigate the circumstances leading to the death of Abraham and bring the culprits to justice.

Mr. McClellan said the FBI is a legal bureau that builds relationships with law enforcement personnel around the globe and facilitates the prompt and continuous exchange of information to aid combating international crimes.

Meanwhile South Sudan's Information minister Dr. Barnaba Marial Benjamin said government investigations are ongoing adding that with the support of the FBI agents, the government will apprehend the culprits and bring them to face justice.

"The government has made it clear that the murderers of Abraham Isaiah whether they are within the government or elements outside moving and killing our citizens, they must be indentified and brought to face justice", he emphasized.

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