United Nations unhappy over recent hanging of two prisoners in South Sudan

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Juba

August 31, 2012

The United Nations Organization's arm - United Nations High Commission for Human Rights has strongly condemned the recent hanging of two prisoners in Juba Central Prison recently. The agency said those executed lacked proper legal assistance.

Rupert Colville, the spokesperson for the UN High Commissioner reported anguish over the recent wave of death penalty in countries such as South Sudan, Gambia and Iraq.

The popular Human Rights Watch (HRW) has recently highlighted the poor state of prisoners in South Sudan. Prisoners are reported to be living in terrible conditions and are unlawfully being detained. The whole justice system is reportedly a flawed process.

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