6 South Sudan Journalists Arrested Over Viral Video Of President Wetting Himself

6 South Sudan Journalists Arrested Over Viral Video Of President Wetting Himself

South Sudan’s President Salva Kiir addresses the opening session of parliament in Juba. (File)


Media rights teams have referred to as for South Sudanese authorities to launch six journalists detained over a video reportedly exhibiting President Salva Kiir urinating on himself.

The employees on the state-run South Sudan Broadcasting Company have been arrested on Tuesday by brokers from the Nationwide Safety Service, based on the Committee to Shield Journalists, citing media reviews and different sources aware of the case.

They’re underneath investigation over footage that went viral on social media in December, based on the reviews, the New York-based CPJ mentioned in an announcement issued late Friday.

A video posted on YouTube exhibits Kiir, wearing his trademark black hat and a gray outfit at what’s described as a street commissioning ceremony, with a moist substance staining his left trouser leg.

An official from SSBC quoted by impartial station Radio Tamazuj mentioned the outlet didn’t broadcast the footage.

The arrests match “a sample of safety personnel resorting to arbitrary detention each time officers deem protection unfavourable”, mentioned CPJ’s sub-Saharan Africa consultant Muthoki Mumo.

“Authorities ought to unconditionally launch these six SSBC staff and be sure that they will work with out additional intimidation or risk of arrest.”

The Union of Journalists of South Sudan additionally referred to as for a “speedy conclusion” of the investigation into the six, who it mentioned have been suspected of “having information of the discharge of ‘a sure footage’ to the general public”.

“If there’s a prima facie case {of professional} misconduct or offence then let authorities expedite an administrative or authorized course of to handle the difficulty in a good, clear (method) and in accordance with the regulation,” it mentioned in an announcement on Friday.

Kiir, 71, oversaw the beginning of South Sudan as an impartial nation after it broke free from Sudan in July 2011.

However the world’s youngest nation has lurched from disaster to disaster since then, enduring brutal battle, political turmoil, pure disasters and starvation.

(This story has not been edited by NDTV employees and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

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