Rights Group to Campaign for Kuku's Freedom
Khartoum – The National Human Rights Committee is to launch a campaign in Geneva to push for the release of Maj. Gen. Telephone Kuku, a Sudanese national languishing in a South Sudan's jail.
Chairperson of the preparatory committee for Kuku freedom, Ms Afaf Tawer, told Sudan Vision that the national committee would organize sit-in strikes and protests to push for freedom of Kuku, stating that the SPLM lied to President Thabo Mbeki that it would free the detainee.
The committee urged speedy efforts to ensure Kuku's freedom, adding it would take up the issue with the international community and human rights group to pressurize South Sudan to set Kuku free, in detention since three years without trial or charging. The committee denounced denying the detainee access to communications.
It is to be noted that the national human rights group would participate in a meeting scheduled for December to advocate for release of women and children in SPLM jails. The meeting will listen to a report by the former independent human rights expert Mr. Shande.
By Hanaa Abdul Hai, 02/09/2012