5 January 2013

South Sudan Detains Somali Nationals in Its Capital

Juba — South Sudanese police has detained a large number of Somali expats living in the capital city of Juba, according to Somali residents living there.

The Somalis detained are reported to be 23 persons and South Sudanese police force surrounded a house where these Somalis were living before taking them into custody.

The police later 15 of the 23 persons arrested after they were not found guilty of any break of the law.

The Somali embassy in Jubba is now trying to help the detained Somalis get their freedom back. It is reported that the police suspect those Somalis were planning illegal activities against the security.

A large number of Somali expats live and have businesses in the newly independent state of South Sudan and Somalia has a diplomatic mission there.

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