South Sudan May Televise Execution of Aweil Rapist Live on TV

Police authorities in Northern Bahr el Ghazal state of South Sudan have transferred the Aweil child rapist Aber Abu Sam to Wau prison where he will be executed, and that may happen live on television.

Saber was sentenced to death last month after raping a six-year-old child to death. Omer Mohamed Omer, who is accused of harbouring the criminal, was sentenced to five years in jail.

Northern Bahr el Ghazal state police spokesman Captain Guot Guot said in a statement, that the convict has been transferred to Wau prison where he will be hanged.

South Sudan’s President Salva Kiir addresses the nation as it marks the 10th anniversary of independence, at the State House in Juba, South Sudan July 9, 2021. REUTERS/Jok Solomun

“Sabir was transported yesterday 10th June 2022 under escort of all security agencies in the state to Wau main prison to wait for execution,” said captain Guot.

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“It came to our notice that the legal procedures that the authorities are putting in place have been derailed with devastating rumors in regards to Abuk Lual Lual case. And to assure you, the crimes Sabir committed aren’t condoned by anyone including the police.

“We are all waiting for legal 15 days of appeal. We reached ten days yesterday without appeal so the procedure toward implementation has to start. Second, we all know that only three states namely, Wau, Juba and Malakal fall under legal category of execution, death execution.”

He further added that upon the consent of the prison authority, the inmate will be placed live.

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