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SPLA court martials over 60 soldiers

Author : | Published: Monday, August 29, 2016

The SPLA says more than 60 SPLA soldiers have been tried and handed various sentences for crimes committed during the clashes with SPLM in Opposition in Juba last month.

It says the soldiers were charged and convicted of looting, loitering, and murder.

The SPLA command formed a court martial following the fighting to hold accountable the soldiers responsible for misconduct.

The army called upon civilians who were victims of violations to report their grievances and file charges at the court martial.

The SPLA Spokesperson, Brigadier Lul Ruai Koang, told Eye Radio this morning that the list of those convicted has been sent to the President for approval.

“The sentences are going to be made public once the approval is given, especially for those who have been sentenced for murder,” Brig Ruai said.

He, however, stated that none of the soldiers was charged with rape, because no individuals have complained to the military of this violation.

But on July 11, soldiers reportedly invaded a hotel in the capital city of Juba and gang-raped foreign aid workers.


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