South Sudan: Journalist killed and dumped in neigbhour’s farm

The body of veteran South Sudanese freelance journalist, Issac Vuni, missing with his brother since June after unknown gunmen took them away from their home in southern Kerepi, was found dumped in a neigbhour’s farm in his village on 26 September. The whereabouts of his brother are still unknown. The International Federation of Journalists condemns asks for prompt investigation into this murder. 

According to reports published by the Sudan Tribune, Vuni’s wife, Lucy Jua, confirmed that in June six men in uniform stormed the house in which Vuni was living with guns and took him together with brother.  She deplored the lack of information surrounding her husband’s death.

IFJ President Philippe Leruth said: “Any assassination of a journalist is an attack against the whole journalism community. There shall be no impunity for the killers of  Issac Vuni".

The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) calls on the government of South Sudan to launch an independent investigation into the death of the journalist". 

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