Africa

  • Former South Sudanese Minister for Roads and Bridges Lt. Gen. Gier Chuang Aluong, one of seven political detainees who were released by the South Sudan government on Jan. 29, 2013 under the terms of a peace deal reached in Addis Ababa.
  • Former South Sudanese Finance and Economic Planning Minister Kosti Manibe Ngai
  • Former South Sudanese Justice Minister John Luk Jok, one of seven political detainees who were released by the South Sudan government on Jan. 29, 2013 under the terms of a peace deal reached last week.
  • Former South Sudanese Minister of Cabinet Affairs Deng Alor Kuol, one of seven political detainees released Jan. 29, 2014 by the South Sudanese government.
  • Former Culture, Youth and Sports Minister of South Sudan, Cirino Hiteng Ofuho, one of seven political detainees who were released by the South Sudan government on Jan. 29, 2013.
  • Former Lakes State Governor Chol Tong Mayay, one of seven political detainees who were released Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014, by the South Sudan government under the terms of a deal signed in Ethiopia last week.
  • Former South Sudanese Telecommunications and Postal Services Minister Madut Biar Yel, one of seven political detainees who were released by the South Sudan government on Jan. 29, 2013 under the terms of a peace deal reached in Addis Ababa.
  • Former South Sudan Vice President Riek Machar, whom President Salva Kiir says started the violence in the country by trying to oust him, and six others are accused of treason. Machar has been in hiding since mid-December. 

South Sudan Releases Seven Political Detainees

Published January 29, 2014


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