03/20/2018

Urgent Action Update: Two Men Sentenced to Death by Hanging (South Sudan: UA 240.17)


James Gatdet and William Endley, who had both been arbitrarily detained at the National Security Services (NSS) headquarters in Juba, were convicted and sentenced to death by a High Court in Juba on 12 February and 23 February, respectively. They are appealing their sentences.

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James Gatdet and William Endley, who had both been arbitrarily detained at the National Security Services (NSS) headquarters in Juba, were convicted and sentenced to death by a High Court in Juba on 12 February and 23 February, respectively. They are appealing their sentences.

1) TAKE ACTION
Write a letter, send an email, call, fax or tweet:

  • Calling on them to quash the convictions and death sentences of the two men and ensure that they are granted a retrial that will be in line with international standards for a fair trial and without recourse to the death penalty;
  • Calling on them establish an official moratorium on executions with a view to abolishing the death penalty for all crimes;
  • Calling on them to initiate prompt, effective, independent and impartial investigations into NSS detention practices, including enforced disappearances, deaths in custody, torture and other ill-treatment, to publicly disclose the findings, and to hold suspected perpetrators accountable in fair trials without recourse to the death penalty.

Contact these two officials by 1 May 2018:
President of the Republic of South Sudan
Salva Kiir Mayardit
Twitter: @RepSouthSudan
Salutation: Your Excellency

Ambassador Garang Diing Akuong, Embassy of the Republic of South Sudan
1015 31st Street NW Suite 300, Washington, DC 20007
Phone: 202 293 7940 I Fax: 202 293 7941
Contact form: http://www.southsudanembassyusa.org/contact/
Facebook: https://goo.gl/wiw3oV
Salutation: Dear Ambassador

2) LET US KNOW YOU TOOK ACTION
Click here to let us know if you took action on this case! This is Urgent Action 240.17
Here’s why it is so important to report your actions: we record the actions taken on each case—letters, emails, calls and tweets—and use that information in our advocacy.

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