South Sudan

Pagan Amum’s Trial Kicks Off

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Pagan Amum Okiech, a Shilluk, served as secretary-general of the ruling party SPLM; Majak D’Agoot, a Dinka, was the deputy minister of Defence; Oyai Deng Ajak, also Shilluk, is ex-army Chief of Staff and ex-national Security Minister; and Ezekiel Gatkuoth, a Nuer, served for several years as head of the government liaison office in the United States.


According to the government, the four therefore, face treason charges since “they plotted to oust President Salva Kiir and replace him with Dr Riek Machar”.


Their trial kicked started yesterday in the morning after a long time of delays as the government insisted it was still gathering evidence against them.


When it finally concluded the investigations, their case was forwarded to Supreme Court.


However, the Supreme Court yesterday adjourned the trial to today, Tuesday.

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