SUDAN WATCH: Top NCP official Riek Gai Kok calls for State of Emergency in Southern Sudan

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Top NCP official Riek Gai Kok calls for State of Emergency in Southern Sudan

From Sudan Radio Service, Thursday, 28 May 2009 (Khartoum):
Top NCP Official Calls for State of Emergency in Southern Sudan
Presidential advisor and prominent National Congress Party member, Dr. Riek Gai Kok, said that the Government of National Unity should declare a state of emergency in southern Sudan.

Dr. Gai was speaking during a debate on tribal conflict in southern Sudan at the International Center for African Studies on Tuesday in Khartoum.

[Riek Gai-Arabic]: “I used to ask myself, as a member of the presidency, if the presidency doesn’t have a role in what is happening in South Sudan. If there is point at which a state of emergency can be declared. These conditions now exist in South Sudan, but they behave as if nothing is happening. People are being burned in churches and people are being killed in hospitals and in the capitals of states people are being thrown into churches and burned. And this is happening among Southerners themselves. These things never happened between us and the northerners during the war. In the name of God, they say that such tragedies are not happening and they behave as if nothing is happening in southern Sudan. There is not even any humanitarian aid.”

Dr. Riek Gai Kok was speaking at a debate about tribal conflict on Tuesday in Khartoum.
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