Sunday, May 6, 2018

Mystery surrounds South Sudan court-martial

In South Sudan a rape and murder court-martial concluded in January, with a verdict expected a month later. Now, it seems to be on hold in the President's office -- or perhaps the last President acted before he died. Here's a good Associated Press account, but key questions remain unanswered:
South Sudan's army says former military chief James Ajongo Mawut signed off on the verdict before he died in April. The paperwork is sitting with the office of the commander-in-chief, said army spokesman Lul Ruai Koang. He said he couldn't confirm whether the president had seen it.

The president's spokesman, Ateny Wek Ateny, said he had no idea about the status of the verdict.

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