S. Sudan Charges Seven With Treason


Seven politicians who were implicated in an alleged coup attempt in December 2013 will face charges of treason, the government has announced.

VIDEO: South Sudan's Former VP May Face Treason Charges

South Sudan's former Vice President Riek Machar and his conspirators in an alleged coup attempt against President Salva Kiir may be facing treason ... see more »

  • South Sudan:  Govt Charges Seven Politicians With Treason

    Government of Ethiopia, 29 January 2014

    The South Sudan government on Tuesday (January 28) announced that seven senior politicians implicated in last year's alleged coup attempt on December in Juba would face treason ... read more »

Former vice president Riek Machar will be tried in absentia (file photo).

  • South Sudan:  Machar Slams Kiir's Judgement, Welcomes Release of Political Detainees

    Sudan Tribune, 30 January 2014

    The former vice-president, Riek Machar, who now leads the rebel Sudan People's Liberation in Opposition (SPLM-In-Opposition) welcomed the release of 7 political detainees and ... read more »

  • South Sudan:  Govt Releases Seven Detainees to Kenya

    The Star, 29 January 2014

    The government of the Republic of South Sudan has today released seven of the 11 detainees that were taken into custody following the outbreak of clashes between rebels and ... read more »

  • South Sudan:  Ex-VP, Six Others to Face Treason Charges

    Sudan Tribune, 28 January 2014

    South Sudan government on Tuesday slapped treason charges against seven of its 13 senior politicians implicated in last year's alleged coup attempt in the country's capital, Juba. read more »

  • South Sudan:  South Sudan Completes Investigating Political Detainees

    Sudan Tribune, 28 January 2014

    South Sudan's government says it has completed investigating the 11 senior members of the country's ruling party, held since mid-December last year, on accusations of aiding an ... read more »

  • South Sudan:  President Kiir Can Release Political Detainees, Telar Says

    Sudan Tribune, 27 January 2014

    South Sudan constitution authorises president Slava Kiir to release the political detainees, said presidential legal adviser Telar Deng in a statement he made in the Sudanese ... read more »

  • South Sudan:  Release the Political Detainees

    South Sudan News Agency, 15 January 2014

    Dear H.E. Salva Kiir Mayardit, you have guided this country through numerous difficulties and complicated times. We, the South Sudanese know that war would have broken out early ... read more »

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