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South Sudan urged to release journalists held over article

08 November 2011 The South Sudanese authorities must immediately release two journalists at risk of torture or ill-treatment after being detained over an article criticizing the country’s president, Amnesty International said today.Both men have been detained without charge and are believed to be held at the National Security Services’ (NSS) headquarters in Juba, with no access to a lawyer or their families. “Detaining someone simply for criticizing the president is an outrageous attack on freedom of expression,” said Erwin van der Borght, Amnesty International’s Director for Africa.“The South…

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