South Sudan Journalist Killed Days After Threat From President

(JUBA) A South Sudanese journalist has been shot dead in Juba, days after President Salva Kiir threatened to kill reporters who “work against the country.”

The body of 27-year-old Moi Peter Julius, a political reporter for The Corporate newspaper, was found in a residential area of Juba late Wednesday.

Peter had been shot several times. Police said his personal possessions, including his phone, identification papers and money, were not taken, indicating that robbery was not a motive in the shooting.

Peter’s father, Julius Kilong, said he was working the night shift when he got word that his son had been killed. Kilong said Peter was “shot from behind and fell.” READ MORE OF THIS STORY

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