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South Sudan: High Court releases man who was sentenced to death when he was a child

Index Number: AFR 65/5392/2022

Amnesty International welcomes the decision by the High Court in Eastern Equatoria State in southern South Sudan to release Magai Matiop Ngong on 22 March 2022.

Magai Matiop Ngong was a 15-year-old secondary school student when he was sentenced to death by hanging on 14 November 2017 after being convicted of murder, which he claims was an accident. He spent two years and eight months on death row, two years and one month of that when he was still a child.

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