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Treason Trial Begins of South Sudan Political Detainees

The treason trial began Tuesday in Juba of four political detainees accused of attempting to overthrow the government in mid-December. Heavily armed soldiers and police were deployed inside and outside the packed courthouse in Juba where the trial got under way. Dressed in suits, the four -- former SPLM Secretary General Pagan Amum Okiech, former Security Minister Oyay Deng Ajak, former Deputy Defense Minister Majok D'Agot Atem, and former envoy of the semi autonomous Southern...

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