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Two South Sudanese soldiers executed in Wau

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July 23, 2016 (WAU) – South Sudan army’s (SPLA) 5th division in Western Bahr el Ghazal state on Friday executed two soldiers charged with murder and various crimes.

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SPLA forces patrol the street of Wau town on May 16, 2016 (ST)

The duo were arrested on 17 July and kept at Wau central prison after for allegedly murdering a couple at a residential area situated within Wau town.

They faced firing squad in front of a military parade at the army division headquarters. Hundreds of Wau residents also witnessed it.

Wau town mayor, Akol Akol Ajith, said the two soldiers were sentenced to death after the military high court found them guilty.

“The order to execute these soldiers comes from above and this is what will warn the soldiers from involving in such crimes,” said Akol.

No one, according to the town mayor, is above the stipulated laws.

A military judge cautioned soldiers against violating army regulations.

“This is a warning to those soldiers who used to violet the military regulation, it is also what tell the people of South Sudan that any soldier found committing crime against civilian should be deal with,”a judge, who preferred anonymity said on Friday.

This is the first such an execution has taken place at the army’s 5th division headquarters in Western Bahr el Ghazal state over the years.

(ST)

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  • 25 July 2016 10:32, by Eastern

    SPLA soldiers are involved is such crimes all over the country. The duo happened to be just a manifest ion of the bigger problems and their "execution" is just a "drop in the ocean" there won’t be any ripple!

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    • 25 July 2016 14:41, by Ayom Ayom

      That was the worse punitive action taken by the army, to shoot the two guys live in-front of gathering. Some people ran away and for those don’t fear death remain watching the shooting game. It was terrible.

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  • 25 July 2016 15:49, by Joseph Canada

    I am very sure those poor killed were either from Nuer or other minor tribes in South Sudan thats hated by the Dinka regime. They pretend to keep order while those same called army are killing people for fun in Western,Central and Eastern Equatoria. Bull city!!

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  • 25 July 2016 17:13, by Paul

    Firing squad should be avoided. If doesn’t finished who being executed but in fact traumatized those who were forced to watch the execution. I have been forced to watch such actions as a civilian and that I am currently traumatized. I replay them over n over several years later

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