BY: DENG DUOT DENG (DENG-Ajith), Queensland, AUSTRALIA, DEC/09/2012, SSN;
In any political environment there is and there will always be political assassins that tend to occur in every day lives. The tragic death of Isaiah Abraham is a political assassination and it is going to be very difficult or harder to find his assassins because it’s politically motivated. According to history, there had been great politicians with other popular persons being assassinated in the past around the world like Abraham Lincoln of United States of American, John F Kennedy of USA, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr, Patrice Emery Lumumba of Congo, Benazir Bhutto of Pakistan and civil rights activist and revolutionary leader Malcolm X. Likewise Isaiah Abraham was also assassinated in Juba Capital in the early of hours of Wednesday morning local time. These men are victim of political assassinations including Isaiah Abraham.
What is common from this list of those few people that I have mentioned is they are politicians. They were killed by their own people or assassinated. Lumumba of Congo was executed by the Congolese military which had the backup support from the Belgium government and the CIA of the United States of America. This is evidence because the Belgian government apologized to the Congolese people in February 2002, the Belgian government admitted to a moral responsibility and overwhelming portion of responsibility to the events that led to the death of Lumumba.
Such a typical killing like one of Isaiah Abraham case is a very organized crime that cannot be committed by a cheap person. For example, how do we call the tragic death of late Dr. John Garang De Mabior? Some people might believe it was an accident but I doubt, it was not an accident. His death was a political assassination that went beyond African capacity.
Look, the former chairman of Southern Sudan government plus others were selected to investigate his death. However, they never reported back to us as people who are waiting for their finding. These have let me to apply my hypothesis that the death of Isaiah Abraham is one of those political assassinations.
I think some of my readers will question me that Dr. Garang’s death is a bit different with Isaiah Abraham’s. But I can assure you that Late Garang’s death was organized in a foreign land. While Isaiah Abraham death is within the ground rules of South Sudan. I have a lot of things to justify or say in relation to this horrified death that has caused many concerns for South Sudanese around the entire earth as well as on social networks/forum, e.g. Facebook.
In this situation, many people including me myself made little statement about the future of this nation call South Sudan. From this perspective I strongly believe there are a lot of questions running in everyone’s mind which need to be asked. We deserve answers from the current authority.
As I was one of the people who heard the tragic news of Isaiah Abraham locally recognized by his parents, relatives and friends as Diing Chan Awuol., that there was an operation in Juba which had been carried out and conducted professionally to take away Isaiah Abraham life from us forever. This has caused some dynamic concern about the Generals turned politicians governing system.
Personally I am a person who sometime gives my opinions about the way our current government in all levels across South Sudan is doing things or governing the Country. I am really surprised of who is doing what? And what role is the government of Generals actually playing. This change game is not providing us with what we fought for all those years. Yet, we are not getting what we hope to find as results of going to the scrub land.
What is more, who are the current trouble makers in South Sudan? Is it the current police, the South Sudan Army common known as Sudan People Liberation Army referred to as SPLA? Or is it the National Security. Or finally is it insufficient individuals whose are to kill people house to house in South Sudan capital Juba every night?
It is really excruciatingly and unbreakable for people like me to believe that the war of liberation that started 1955 finished in 2005 when the CPA was signed would end up in this dreadful way. What was all those years of war all about? My answer(s) is short and sample, for basic human rights, freedom, like freedom of expression, not being torture without good judgment, and hope to have rule of law in place. That why the ministry of justice was established plus other court systems. There has to be a stage people who committed crime have to go through without killing.
If we looked at Western world today, fighting is the last resort. The same to South Sudan, killing should be the last alternative. Isaiah Abraham was the victim of no crime he had committed except tell our government that they are not doing enough job to satisfy their Citizens.
Therefore, I can say we are way behind and will remain way behind as South Sudanese in many angles. For examples, people like Isaiah Abraham who has the brains, the knowledge and critical thinking, we need them in this crucial time for the good of our beloved nation of South Sudan. He did his part like others who have contributed to this struggle movement since it was formed in 1983. Late Isaiah Abraham I can term him as a Nationalist who like his contemporaries, have capacity to speak out. He was hoping to change something from the current system.
Substantially, we the brothers, sisters and friends of the same nation are hoping to find his killer(s) and bring them to justice so we can really understood the motivation of his killing. I never knew that the current government would eliminate top officers like Isaiah Abraham and exceedingly educated people in such a way. The building of any nation is it resources. And who are the resources of the nation? The can be natural resources such Gold, Iron ore, oil and many more. Also there is human capital or resources. Isaiah Abraham was human capital or asset to South Sudan according to what he has done and what he was willing to do for the benefit of his Country.
Every culture in this world have it owns aspects, but what is common across cultures in the whole world is that parents usually told good and bad things to their children in order to be better mature up children. This is equally important in a political reality; criticism of the government is like parents telling their kids what is good or bad so they can be well propagated kids.
Now what type of Country are we if we eradicate our brave men like Isaiah Abraham. Many people assumed including me that we had learned through experienced when important person like late Judge Martin Majier, Thon Ayii Jok, Makur Aleiyou, were murdered in cold blood in political environment without even full justification of what they had done wrong. I think the same person in charged now was in charged at time when these gallantry men’s lives were taken away from us.
I am not interested to bring the past back but indicating what they have done previously was very wrong.
Does this current system care about the future of this nation or is it about the time being? Subsequently, the future of South Sudan is very hard to determine because if they assassinated their own party member, who stand behind them since the founding of the SPLA/M movement. He had never been accused of disagreeing with them. He worked for them and gave his opinions based on current issues facing the nation. In the end, the killed him in cold blood.
What about others who are in the opposition parties? No question, they will liquidate them without being questioned by any chance. The death of Isaiah Abraham has led to so many to believe the current administration is only caring for what is going into their compartments instead of the public interest.
In the last few days, many government officials such the Police Spokesman, Inspector General of the police Acuil Tito Madut and the current president of the Republic of South Sudan have promised the entire public that they will make thorough investigation into the death of political commentator Isaiah Abraham. This has been always the statement produced by high authority in any form like this. I have no hope of finding final conclusion with positive fallout. In saying so, an assassination is always complicated to find out the real killer/s so they can rationalize the actions into good conviction.
I don’t want our well-founded nation of South Sudan to go into international scene as a country that is well known for killing her innocent people. We are already identifiable as a failed state that does not meet the UN mandate. These behaviors are very unacceptable on international level by human rights groups.
In conclusion, the killer/s of Isaiah Abraham will never be convicted. The justice will never be done to please me as an individual. In my knowledge they will never provide us with full explanation. This is a high-tech organized crime by the authority of South Sudan especially the intelligence inner circle. Let’s make some moves in correcting the wrong things and go forward to transform the lives of our society in positive manner than causing this unforgettable incident.
Isaiah Abraham you will rest in peace. God shall be always with you.
Regard. By DENG DUOT DENG (Deng-Ajith)
Deng Duot Deng is a South Sudanese. He is residing in Australia, state of Queensland. He can be reached at email, firstname.lastname@example.org