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Photos: Juba On Fire As Court Frees Amum, Co-detainees


hospital geneva; font-size: small; line-height: 200%;”>The development follows a decree issued yesterday by President Salva Kiir pardoning the four detainees accused of masterminding the December 2013 alleged coup in Juba, the state’s capital.

Judge reads ordering releasing the four

While, the Minister of Justice, Palino Wanawilla, said the case was being terminated “for the sake of peace”, after many regional powers appealed for the release of the prisoners, other reports indicate that state failed to produce enough evidence against the four.

All smiles as ex-detainees listen to order for their release

The detainees formely on treason trial are; former SPLM Secretary-General, Pagan Amum, former National Security Minister Oyai Deng, South Sudan Ambassador to US, Ezekiel Lol Gatkuoth and former Deputy Defence Minister, Majak d’Agoot.

Jubilations begin

In their different defences, the detainees denied taking part in a coup and proved their innocence beyond reasonable doubt.

Kiir, thus directed the Minister of Justice to drop the charges quoting section 25 of the criminal act of South Sudan’s constitution.

A procession begins in Juba

Also freed are the popular G-7; Deng Alor Kuol, Gen. Gier Chuang Along, Kosti Manibe (finance), Cirino Hiteng, Madut Biar Yel, Peter Adwok Nyaba, and John Luk Jok.


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