James Gatdet Dak, a former spokesman of rebel leader Riek Machar, stands inside the dock in the High Court in Juba, South Sudan February 12, 2018. REUTERS/Samir Bol
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A spokesman for South Sudanese rebel leader Riek Machar was sentenced to death Monday on charges of treason and incitement against the government.A high court in the capital Juba handed Gatdet the death sentence Monday, as well as a combined 21 years for incitement and conspiracy against President Salva Kiir's government.Endley's trial on charges of conspiracy, is due to resume on Tuesday and a verdict is expected before the end of the month.South Sudan, which won independence from Sudan in 2011, descended into civil war in 2013 months after President Salva Kiir fired his deputy Machar.
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