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Tuesday, October 9, 2018 - 16:06
The International Committee of the Red Cross or ICRC is prepared to facilitate the release of detainees for all parties to the conflict in South Sudan.
 
According to an ICRC press release the organization tends to fulfil Revitalized Agreement on the Resolution of the Conflict in the Republic of South Sudan, which mentions the ICRC as a facilitator of persons detained in relation to the conflict.
 
ICRC Head of delegation for the in the country François Stamm says they will offer their services to all sides as a neutral outlet for the release of detainees. 
 
Stamm acknowledges the previous work of his organization as a neutral mediator in release operations in the country.
 
He stresses that they will do so again at the request of the parties to the conflict and with the consent of detainees.
 
The statement further says that as neutral intermediary, the ICRC is not involved in any negotiations preceding any release of detainees. 
 
However, the ICRC facilitates the release with the consent of those detained who have the opportunity to share their concerns confidentially.
 

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