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Archbishop suggests presidential pardon for political prisoners in South Sudan

January 09, 2017

Archbishop Paulino Lukudu Loro of Juba, South Sudan, has recommended a presidential pardon for all political prisoners, as a means of kindling a “national dialogue” that might avert further bloodshed in the troubled African nation.

The archbishop welcomed a bid by President Salva Kiir to begin talks with political opponents, but said that a pardon would demonstrate the attitude of forgiveness that is a condition for successful dialogue. He called for pardons for “all political prisoners as well as others arrested for minor offenses, otherw who may have been arrested because of rumor-mongering and propaganda.”

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