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South Sudan court sentences Machar's spokesperson to death

February 12, 2018 (JUBA) - A South Sudan court has sentenced to death by hanging James Gatdet Dak, the spokesman of the rebel leader Riek Machar, citing multiple provisions in the constitution as the basis upon which the verdict was reached.

Dak was facing several charges including treason charges. The special court announced the verdict sentencing him to death by hanging on Monday morning.

The lead-defence lawyer Monyluak Alor Kuol described the verdict as a political decision. “You (...)

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Published By: sudantribune - Tuesday, 13 February