UN rights expert says South Sudan must release editor
Jul21

UN rights expert says South Sudan must release editor

South Sudan’s arrest of a prominent newspaper editor is unlawful and he must be released, the United Nations expert on freedom of expression said on Thursday (July 21). Alfred Taban, founder and editor of the privately run Juba Monitor, was detained on Saturday for writing articles that criticised South Sudan’s leaders over a flare-up in violence earlier this month. “The arrest and detention of Mr. Taban are unlawful...

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