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US, UK demand credible investigation into Journalist Allen’s death

Author: Obaj Okuj | Published: Wednesday, August 23, 2023

Journalist Christopher Allen in South Sudan. | File photo.

The U.S. and U.K. Embassies have renewed calls on the transitional Government of South Sudan to conduct a credible investigation into the death of Christopher Allen.

Christopher Allen was killed six year ago while working as a journalist covering clashes between the SPLA government forces and (SPLA-IO).

The government of South Sudan has not yet published an official investigation into the death of Allen, despite international pressure on the government to identify and hold to account the culprits behind his killing.

After six year of his death, US and UK embassies say Mr. Allen’s family, friends, and colleagues deserve answers.

In a joint press stated today, call for a credible investigation and accountability is about more than just Mr. Allen’s case—it is about the right of journalists to work in safety and about ending impunity for violence and crimes against them.

They also requested government to make the results public, and to ensure accountability.

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