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South Sudan: Further information: Detained newspaper editor charged: Alfred Taban

, Index number: AFR 65/4550/2016

Alfred Taban, prominent journalist and chief editor of the daily English newspaper, Juba Monitor, was transferred from the National Security Service (NSS) headquarters on 22 July to police custody in Juba town. He has been charged with ‘publishing or communicating false statements prejudicial to Southern Sudan’ and ‘undermining the authority of or insulting the president’.

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