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Wife of detained South Sudanese activist speaks of family ordeal

South Sudanese academic and activist Peter Biar Ajack detained for weeks without charge.
The rights watchdog, Amnesty International published claimed that the South Sudanese  government is routinely carrying out arbitrary arrests and even torturing people to the point of death.  
One of the cases they highlight is that of the British-based South Sudanese analyst and academic Peter Biar Ajak who was arrested by the National Security Service at Juba International Airport on Saturday 28 July. The authorities claim there are only a handful of political prisoners still behind bars. Yet Peter has been detained for five weeks without being told why, his wife Nyathon Hoth tells her ordeal.

(Image: South Sudanese solider siting in pick-up truck in the capital Juba. Credit: Reuters)