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South Sudan opposition leaders to return to face trial for treason

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Former national security minister Oyai Deng Ajak, former secretary general of the SPLM party Pagan Amum, former deputy finance minister Majak D'Agoot and ex-ambassador to the US Ezekiel Gatkuoth, attend their court trial in Juba, 11 March 2014.
Former national security minister Oyai Deng Ajak, former secretary general of the SPLM party Pagan Amum, former deputy finance minister Majak D'Agoot and ex-ambassador to the US Ezekiel Gatkuoth, attend their court trial in Juba, 11 March 2014. Reuters/Andreea Campanu

In South Sudan the trial of four men for treason is slated to return to court on Wednesday. Pagan Amum, the former head negotiator for the government, Majak D'Agoot, the former deputy minister for defense, Oyai Deng Ajak, ex-National Security minister and Ezekiel Gatkuoth, former ambassador to the US have been held since December 17. One group of human rights campaigners called Justice4Juba4 have called for the men to be released due to a flawed legal system. Jason McCue from Justice4Juba4, comments on why they believe the men won't get a fair trial.

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