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UN Celebrates Release of Journalist Held for Almost 3 Years in South Sudan

JUBA – United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) celebrated on Saturday the release of a South Korean journalist who had been detained for two and a half years in the African country without trial.

George Livio, who works for Radio Miraya, owned and operated by the UNMISS, was arrested on Aug. 22, 2014, in the city of Wau, and was not charged with any crime.

On May 22, South Sudanese President Salva Kiir ordered the release of all political prisoners during a speech before the launching of the National Dialogue committee in Juba.

According to the 2017 World Press Freedom Index compiled by Reporters Without Borders, South Sudan was ranked 145th out of 180, as nine journalists have died in the African country since 2011.

Since December 2013, South Sudan has been the stage for a civil war between pro-Kiir forces and rebel troops, loyal to Kiir’s former deputy Riek Machar, accused of masterminding a failed coup attempt.

 

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