Leer County

Leer county
Leer county is located in South Sudan
Leer county
Leer county
Location in South Sudan
Coordinates: 8°17′52″N 30°08′51″E / 8.297855°N 30.147525°E / 8.297855; 30.147525Coordinates: 8°17′52″N 30°08′51″E / 8.297855°N 30.147525°E / 8.297855; 30.147525
Country South Sudan
StateWestern Upper Nile
Population
 (2008)
 • Total53,022 (disputed)
Time zoneUTC+2 (CAT)

Leer County is an administrative division of Western Upper Nile in South Sudan.[1] The headquarters are in the town of Leer.

In December 2009 that traffic police had established road blocks along the road between Panyijar County and Leer and were demanded high bribes from travelers who wanted to pass.[2] In March 2011 the Governor of Unity State, Taban Deng Gai, launched a drive to recruit men for the army. In April, Leer County police were reportedly enrolling young men into the Sudan People's Liberation Army by force, apparently on orders from the County Commissioner, who was in turn obeying the Governor's orders.[3] On 12 May 2011 landmines in the road from Leer to Bentiu exploded, destroying two vehicles, killing three people and seriously injured others. The border with Sudan to the north was blocked, causing shortages of supplies, and there were rumors that militias were moving south through the county.[4][5][6]

References

  1. ^ Atekdit, Ariik (15 February 2016). "Southern Liech Governor Arrives State Headquarters". Gurtong. Retrieved 14 August 2016.
  2. ^ "South Sudan: Traffic police in Payinjiar, Mayiandit and Leer counties in Unity state accused of demanding bribes from passing motorists". Sudan Radio Service. 4 December 2009. {{cite web}}: Missing or empty |url= (help)
  3. ^ "S.Sudan: Drafting Citizens In Army". SoSaNews. 14 April 2011. Retrieved 3 August 2011.
  4. ^ "Open letter of the Comboni Missionaries and Comboni Missionaries Sisters of Leer on the current situation of South Sudan". 1 June 2011. Archived from the original on 20 March 2012. Retrieved 3 August 2011.
  5. ^ "Missionaries concerned with the violence in unity state". Catholic Radio Network. 1 June 2011. Retrieved 6 July 2017.
  6. ^ "Joint Civil Society Statement on The Current Situation of..." Comboni Missionaries of Southern Sudan.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
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