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Months after Activist Ajak went missing, mother pleads for answers

Author: Charles Wote | Published: Friday, December 15, 2023

Biar Ajak Marol, Junubin Chronicles leader - Courtesy

The mother of missing activist Biar Ajak Marol is appealing to the government to help trace the whereabout of her son, who has been unaccounted for since October 2023.

Mr. Ajak, 26, was declared missing in Juba more than two months ago, and his family and friends filed a missing person case at the Central Division of the police.

The youth-led organization Junubin Chronicles said in a statement its Executive Director Ajak left home wearing white and blue English football jersey and grey sweatpants, without notifying his family.

It reportedly took the family and the organization three days of search and wait to report the case to the police and declare him missing.

In an interview with Eye Radio on Wednesday, his mother, Aguer Deng Ajang appealed to the government to find her missing son.

“My husband died, and I was left with three children what I want is my son who is among the three children my husband left with me,” she said.

“I still feel in my blood that my son Biar isn’t dead yet. I am putting my hope on the government to look for my child. My son is here in Juba.”

“No one is looking for him in prisons, in houses or even in the river. His car was found next to the river, but no one has looked for him inside the river.”

His mother, Aguer Deng said she suspects that her son is being held in an unknown location in Juba.

Police are yet to comment on the matter.

Junubin Chronicles, which is managed by the missing activist, is a non-governmental organization registered under the office of the Ministry of Justice and the Relief and Rehabilitation Commission in South Sudan.

The body says it works with youth in urban and rural areas across the country to empower youth towards peace building “in order to create a future where youth are able to facilitate their own development.”

 

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