South Sudan rebel leaders fighting the government of Salva Kiir have said that combant has only ceased but not ended as some people may think. The development comes after Kiir government threatened to put key rebel leaders on trial over their alleged paticipation in attempted coup.
The South Sudan government minister for Justice Paulino Wanawila on Tuesday pronnounced to prosecute rebel leaders over killing of civilians.
Kiir and his government accuses former South Sudan Vice President Riek Machar and other rebel leaders of fomenting a coup against his government after fighting broke out in Juba on December 15th, 2013. About 0 people have been killed in the conflict in South Sudan.
Salva Kiir’s government wants to prosecute Dr. Riek Machar, Pagan Amum-former secretary general of the ruling party, ex-national security minister Oyai Deng Ajak, former ambassador to the US Ezekiel Lol Gatkuoth, former deputy defence Minister Majak D’Agoot, chief rebel delegate Taban Deng who signed the ceasefire, as well as Alfred Ladu Gore, an experienced guerrilla fighter and respected leader.