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Urgent Action: Businessman arbitrarily detained for 4 months in South Sudan

Kerbino Agok Wol, a South Sudanese businessman and philanthropist, has been languishing in detention since 27 April. He is being held at the National Security Service (NSS) headquarters in Juba.  He has been denied access to a lawyer and has not been informed of any charges against him. His health has deteriorated since he was detained, and he has not been given adequate medical care.

Take action

Write a letter or send a tweet calling on South Sudanese authorities to: 

  • Release Kerbino Agok Wol, or charge him with a recognizable criminal offence in accordance with international law and standards;
  • Ensure that Kerbino Agok Wol is not subjected to torture or other ill-treatment while in detention;
  • Ensure Kerbino Agok Wol is granted regular access to his family, any healthcare he may require from a qualified medical practitioner and a lawyer of his choice.

Contact these officials before 10 October:

President of the Republic of South Sudan 
Salva Kiir Mayardit
Twitter: @RepSouthSudan
Salutation: Your Excellency 

Minister for National Security in the Office of the President 
Obuto Mamur Mete
Salutation: Your Excellency 


South Sudan has no postal system. Please send your appeals in the care of: 

His Excellency Mr Sabit Abbe Alley, Embassy of The Republic Of South Sudan, Winchester House, 259-269 Old Marylebone Road NW1 5RA, 020 7339 3100, Fax 020 7339 3001,

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