South Sudan: Release six media staff detained in relation to circulated video of President Salva Kiir urinating in public

Joval Tombe, Joseph Oliver, Mustafa Osman, Victor Lado, Cherbek Ruben, and Jacob Benjamin, six staff members of the South Sudan Broadcasting Cooperation (SSBC), are arbitrarily detained at the National Security Service (NSS) headquarters, known as ‘Blue House’, without access to their family and lawyer(s). According to media reports, five of the media professionals were detained following their arbitrary arrest by the NSS in Juba on 3 January 2023, and one was detained after being arbitrarily arrested in Yambio on 4 January 2023.

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