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South Sudan opposition leaders to return to face trial for treason

By Laura Angela Bagnetto

In South Sudan the trial of four men for treason is slated to return to court on Wednesday. Pagan Amum, the former head negotiator for the government, Majak D'Agoot, the former deputy minister for defense, Oyai Deng Ajak, ex-National Security minister and Ezekiel Gatkuoth, former ambassador to the US have been held since December 17. One group of human rights campaigners called Justice4Juba4 have called for the men to be released due to a flawed legal system. Jason McCue from Justice4Juba4, comments on why they believe the men won't get a fair trial.

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