South Sudan hires U.S. lobbyists to help block war crimes court: contract

FILE PHOTO: South Sudan's president Salva Kiir attends a medals awarding ceremony for long serving servicemen of the South Sudan People's Liberation Army (SPLA) in the Bilpam, military headquarters in Juba, South Sudan January 24, 2019. REUTERS/Samir Bol/File Photo

NAIROBI (Reuters) – South Sudan has hired U.S. lobbyists to help it reverse U.S. sanctions and stop the establishment of a court meant to prosecute war crimes, a document showed – a move rights groups said could undermine victims seeking justice. Under the contract, signed on April 2 and published on the U.S. Justice Department […]

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