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11 Sep Peace activist and hip-hop artist Emmanuel Jal beat unconscious by South Sudan police

September 10, 2012 - Crib Notes

Posted by Clay Duda @clayduda on Mon, Sep 10, 2012 at 2:53 PM

Just days after premiering his new video “We Want Peace — Reloaded,” former child soldier, peace activist, and hip-hop artist Emmanuel Jal was reportedly beat by South Sudanese police in Juba after returning to his home country for an upcoming gala and concert to promote international peace.
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10 Sep ROLLING STONE- Emmanuel Jal Beaten, Robbed by South Sudanese Police

Rapper, Peace Activist pummelled until he lost consciousness
September 10, 2012 11:15 AM ET
Rapper and South Sudanese peace activist Emmanuel Jal was beaten and robbed Saturday by police in Juba, South Sudan, in an apparently unprovoked incident of police brutality, Jal's publicist said. Police stopped Jal around 9:30 p.m. and took his cellphone, then five officers beat him until he lost consciousness, while 15 more police and national security officers watched without intervening.
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South Sudanese artist takes action with some notable friends. By Rolling Stone September 6th, 2012 8:00 AM Few have seen reality's harsher side like South Sudanese musician Emmanuel Jal. A former child soldier, Jal is now an activist, using his art to take social and political action. With his triumphant new video for "We Want Peace – Reloaded," Jal gets assists from former President Jimmy Carter, Kofi Annan, Ringo Starr, George Clooney, Alicia KeysPeter Gabriel, Dispatch, O.A.R., D.M.C., Das Racist and more. But despite the smiles all around, the song's message is serious.
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