Free S. Sudan political prisoners, rights groups tell Salva Kiir

South Sudan President Salva Kiir. His government is under fresh pressure to release all of the political detainees. PHOTO | AKUOT CHOL | AFP

What you need to know:

  • The rights groups say hundreds more continue to be held without trial and are not allowed visits from their families and lawyers.
  • Dr Ajak was arrested in July at the Juba airport after authorities approached him with an arrest warrant.
  • Mr Wol's arrest and continued detention represent an injustice to the former child soldier, rights groups say.

The South Sudanese government under President Salva Kiir is under fresh pressure to release all of the political detainees.

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