Statement by the U.S. Embassy in South Sudan | Five Years Since Christopher Allen was Killed

Today marks five years since the death of American journalist Christopher Allen, who was killed on August 26, 2017, while covering clashes between the South Sudan People’s Defence Forces and the Sudan People’s Liberation Army-In Opposition.  The U.S. Embassy renews its calls to the Government of South Sudan to conduct a credible inquiry into Mr. Allen’s death and to share its findings with Mr. Allen’s family.  It is our fervent hope that such an inquiry will help give Mr. Allen’s family the closure they deserve by holding accountable those responsible for his death.