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S. Sudan Soldiers Found Guilty of Murder, Rape in Jonglei

A military tribunal in South Sudan has found five Sudan People’s Liberation Army (SPLA) soldiers guilty of murdering civilians in Jonglei state, military officials said this week. The soldiers could face the death penalty, SPLA spokesman Philip Aguer said. They were among more than 30 soldiers who have been arrested since August for violating the military code of conduct in Jonglei state, where rights groups have accused the South Sudanese army of committing serious human rights abuses, ...

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