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South Sudan to Release ‘Political’ Detainees on Friday

South Sudan said it will release all political detainees on Friday accused of plotting to overthrow President Salva Kiir’s government after the administration decided to drop the charges against them, according to presidential spokesperson Ateny Wek Ateny. The detainees include Pagan Amum, Secretary General of the ruling Sudan People’s Liberation Movement (SPLM), Majak D’Agot, Oyai Deng Ajak and Ezekiel Lul Gatkuoth.  Ateny says the government’s decision is part of a bid to...

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