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South Sudan in Focus

South Sudan in Focus
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Leaders of various political parties in South Sudan are complaining about what they say is a restricted civic space and a lack of legal framework that protects their right to campaign for the general elections expected at the end of the transitional period; Amnesty International says the year 2021 saw a worrying increase in the number of executions and death sentences in Africa with Somalia and South Sudan leading the trend; A group of Sudanese human rights lawyers say they are worried about the health conditions of dozens of political detainees held in prisons across the country. Recent reports show that a large number of detainees have developed health complications.