South Sudan: Activists Say Prominent Journalist Arrested

July 16, 2016 6:22 PM

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JUBA, South Sudan — Activists say South Sudanese authorities have arrested a prominent journalist over an article he wrote supporting calls for the United Nations to send more peacekeepers to the country to protect civilians.

The East and Horn of Africa Human Rights Defenders Project accused National Security Service agents of arresting Alfred Taban, the editor-in-chief of the Juba Monitor newspaper, on Saturday afternoon and taking him to an unknown location.

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