Court sentence James Gatdet Dak to death 

James Gatdet Dak, a former spokesman of rebel leader Riek Machar, sits inside the dock in the High Court in Juba, South Sudan February 12, 2018. 

A court in Juba today sentence former opposition spokesperson James Gatdet Dak to death. He has a rights to appeal within 15 days

He was sentenced by special court chaired by judge Lado Eriminio Sekwat and other two judges for violating article 64 (treason) of South Sudan Penal Code.

James Gatdet has been under detention by the National Security Service of South Sudan in Jebel area since 2nd November 2016

His deportation is suspected to be linked to a Facebook post in which he supported the sacking of the commander of the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (Unmiss) Lt-Gen Johnson Mogoa Kimani Ondieki by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon following an investigation that revealed serious shortcomings by the 16,000 peacekeepers during clashes in July 2016. Kenya had about 1,300 peacekeepers in South Sudan.