[JURIST] Paulino Winawilla Unago, the minister of justice in South Sudan [JURIST backgrounder] announced that a group of political leaders, including former Vice President Riek Machar [BBC profile], could face treason charges for their role in an alleged coup in December. Speaking to a group of reporters on Tuesday [Al Jazeera report], the justice minister said that "anybody who intends to change a constitutional government or to suspend the constitution or abrogate the constitution by force commits treason." While the...

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