Yirol Gov’t Arrests Two Men Over Facebook Posts

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Two men from Yirol are facing jail term for revealing sensitive government information on social media (Facebook).

“Taban Abel, Information Minister in Eastern Lakes State, said that security forces last week arrested two men for sharing secret government information with the public,” reported Radio Tamazuj.

Taban mentioned the guys’ names as Major Majak Telar who is a Major in the South Sudan Prison Service and Machiek Marial who is working as an office manager for the SPLM Secretary in the state.

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“Majak is a Major in the South Sudan Prisons Service and Machiek Marial is working as office manager for the SPLM secretary in the state,” he explained.

Minister Abel said the two officials were arrested in the town of Yirol on orders of their bosses.” The two men have been posting sensitive government policies on Facebook,” he said.

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