South Sudan: ‘I told the judge I was 15’: The use of the death penalty in South Sudan

Amnesty International has gathered credible evidence that at least seven people – including at least one person who was a child at the time of the crime – have been executed since May 2018. The organisation is also deeply concerned that the transfer of 135 death row prisoners from prisons across the country to central prisons, where executions are carried out, may lead to further judicial executions. The findings are based on interviews with legal professionals and government officials working in the justice sector in South Sudan as well as desk-based research.

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