Journalists held over South Sudan president video are freed
In an announcement on Friday, the Union of Journalists of South Sudan stated the 2 remaining journalists had been freed. None of the journalists had been charged.
The union “will continue to engage with all stakeholders in the country to ensure journalists work in a free and safe environment,” the journalists’ group stated.
The South Sudan Broadcasting Corporation footage aired in December and was broadly shared on-line. It confirmed the 71-year-old Kiir standing throughout the nationwide anthem after which trying down at what gave the impression to be a spreading stain, earlier than the digicam turned away.
One of the launched journalists, Garang John, in a Facebook publish stated his well being had been “totally compromised” by the 60 days of confinement.
“I am completely weak and tired but it shall be well,” he stated.