South Sudan jails economist over interviews with foreign media

South Sudan jails economist over interviews with foreign media

A South Sudanese court sentenced a prominent economist to two years in prison on Tuesday for disturbing the peace because he gave interviews to foreign media. The case of Peter Biar Ajak, a former child refugee who returned to his native South Sudan as an internationally renowned academic, has thrown the spotlight on repression of dissent in the country.

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