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Peter Biar, Kerbino Wol not among 15 prisoners pardoned by Kiir

Peter Biar and Kerbino Wol (File/Supplied/Nyamilepedia)

July 9th 2019 (Nyamilepedia) – South Sudan’s imprisoned civil rights activist and youth leader, Peter Biar Ajak and businessman Kerbino Wol are not part of a group of 15 prisoners pardoned by President Salva Kiir on the independence anniversary.

The president in a speech in Juba on Tuesday that marked the 8th South Sudan Independence Anniversary said he has pardoned 15 prisoners currently serving different prison terms in different prisons across the country’s Juba, Wau, and Yambio towns.

“Because of this occasion of celebrating 8th independence anniversary, I have pardoned and released 15 inmates and their name will be read out by comrade Makuei,” said President Kiir.

Peter Biar was arrested in July last year while leaving the Juba’s airport for Northern Bahr El-Ghazal state capital Aweil for a Red Army function organized there. Businessman Kerbino Wol was arrested early in April the same year.

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