Emmanuel Jal Beaten Up By Police
Amnesty International has expressed serious concern at news that international hip-hop artist and human rights campaigner Emmanuel Jal was beaten by police in South Sudan.
South Sudan born Jal ' former child soldier turned human rights activist and international hip hop star was in Juba to highlight International Peace Day with a 'We Want Peace' gala and concert on 20 and 21 September. He was reported to have been stopped by police who seized his mobile phone. They then reportedly beat him for five minutes until he eventually lost consciousness.
Amnesty International UK Director Kate Allen said:
'We are deeply alarmed by reports that Emmanuel Jal has been beaten by police in South Sudan and we call on the authorities in South Sudan to carry out an immediate and impartial investigation, ensuring that all those responsible are held to account.
Jal is passionate about his people and sponsors a number of children in South Sudan. His passion has attracted international celebrities like George Clooney and Angelina Jolie. Jal has been performing around the world, singing about his country, its suffering and its people. Jal is a frequent visitor its Kenya and has a good rapport with most local artistes. He recently recorded a song with rapper Juliani, politicians William Ruto, Martha Karua and businessman Jimnah Mbaru.
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