Two South Sudanese soldiers convicted of murder executed by firing squad

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South Sudan has executed by firing squad two government soldiers convicted of murdering a couple, in the first executions in the country, local media reports.

The soldiers were shot dead in front of a military parade in Wau town in the north-west, some residents and relatives of the couple gathering to see the executions.

A military court convicted the soldiers, Surgeon-Major Atian Deng and Lance Corporal Matem Ariic Mayom, following their arrest on 17 July for murdering the couple in a residential area in Wau.

Source: BBC
 
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