I will resume my work –Dr. Biar
By: Manyuon Mayen Manyuon
Dr. Peter Biar Ajak has vowed to continue with activism upon his release from prison on Saturday.
Dr. Biar said his immediate plan was to go for medical checkup before resuming his activism work.
“I will go back to my work. My work is to ensure that this country live in peace, stable and it is moving forward,” he said shortly after he has been released from Juba Central Prison on Saturday.
“This country is a place that can reward a million of martyrs that sacrificed their lives for this nation,” Dr. Biar added.
Dr. Biar was arrested on the 28th July 2018 by the National Security at Juba International Airport as he boarded a plane to attend a youth Conference in Aweil.
He was later sentenced to 2 years in prison last year after being accused of inciting a stand-off between the prisoners and the security guards at the National Security detention centre.
He was released on 04th January, 2020 after President Kiir pardoned him along other 30 inmates.
When asked to justify whether charges against him were unjust or fair, Dr. Biar said it was up to the public to analyze and draw conclusion.
“I am sure most South Sudanese can make the analysis on their own since they have been following up the case,” he said.
Dr. Biar further revealed that his life and experience in detention were extremely harsh and cruel.
“It was extremely harsh particularly at the national security detention, it was beyond description but since we arrived at Juba Central Prison, our treatment has been extremely great.
“So far we are grateful to the leadership of South Sudan prison services. But the time, we spent at the National Security was very difficult,” the Political activist recalled.
He added that his second plan was to get together with his family particularly the wife and children who are residing in Nairobi, Kenya.
“The first thing for me would be to get health check. This is because for the last year and half, I have been without proper medical attention and then to also meet my family. So I can’t wait to see them and the rest of the family,” he explained.