Kiir frees two political prisoners

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South Sudan President Salva Kiir declared on Wednesday the release of two political detainees.

James Gatdet, a former spokesman of rebel leader Riek Machar and a South African national William Endley, who had been sentenced to death by a Juba court in February will be freed on Thursday.

President Kiir made the declaration during his speech at a peace ceremony in the capital Juba.

“Today [Wednesday], I declare the release of two political prisoners James and Endley,” he said.

Mr Gatdet was arrested in 2017 after his deportation from Nairobi for allegedly subversive activities against the Juba administration.

Mr Endley, a retired South African army colonel and ex-adviser to Machar, was accused of providing military support to Dr Machar.

“I will released him…

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