South Sudan activist pardoned, not yet freed
JUBA, South Sudan — A lawyer says a prominent South Sudan activist and economist has not been freed from prison despite being pardoned in a presidential decree.
Ajak Mayol Bior said Friday that the decree issued Thursday evening must be implemented so Peter Biar Ajak can walk free.
Human rights groups and others had protested Ajak’s arrest in 2018 without government explanation. He was sentenced to two years in prison last year after being accused of inciting an uprising behind bars.
South Sudan’s justice and interior ministries were processing the presidential order pardoning some 30 inmates on Friday.