September 6, 2018 / 8:12 AM / a year ago

South Sudan soldiers sentenced to jail for murder, rape in 2016 hotel raid

JUBA, Sept 6 (Reuters) - A South Sudanese military court on Thursday sentenced 10 soldiers to jail sentences ranging from seven years to life for the rape of foreign aid workers and the murder of a local journalist in an assault on a hotel in the capital Juba in 2016.

Eleven soldiers were on trial but one was set free due to the lack of charges against him. The court also ordered the government to pay damages to the victims. (Reporting by Denis Dumo, Writing by Nairobi newsroom, Editing by Angus MacSwan)

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