BREAKING: Ex-Machar spokesman James Gatdet Dak released

Ex-Machar spokesman James Gatdet Dak and South African citizen who has been working as military advisor to Machar gesture as they are set free on Friday morning (File/Supplied/Nyamilepedia)

November 2nd 2018 (Nyamilepedia) – The former press secretary of the leader of the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement in Opposition  (SPLM-IO) who has been sentenced to death by a Juba court in February this year has been released, the Nyamilepedia has learned.

James Gatdet Dak was released on Friday morning along with a South African former military personnel who has been working as a military advisor to Dr. Riek Machar Teny-Dhurgon, the SPLM-IO leader.

Several sources told the Nyamilepedia this morning that James Gatdet Dak has been handed over to the International Committee of Red Cross  (ICRC) and is expected to be taken to Sudan’s capital Khartoum this afternoon.

Gatdet was arrested in Kenya in 2016 and a join Kenyan and South Sudan operatives and was subsequently smuggled to South Sudan and finally sentenced to death in February 2018.

 

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