Two soldiers face firing squad in South Sudan for murdering couple

first_imgSouth Sudan has executed two government soldiers who were convicted of murder, the first executions conducted by the country since it seceded from Sudan in 2011.According to BBC, the two soldiers were convicted for murdering a couple earlier in the year and were arrested in July.They were executed by firing squad as residents and relatives of the murdered couple witnessed.The executions were carried out in Wau town in the north west part of the country.The two soldiers Surgeon-Major Atian Deng and Lance Corporal Matem Ariic Mayom were convicted by a military court for murdering the couple in a residential area in Wau.last_img read more

Uchishiba captures national title

first_imgFUKUOKA (Kyodo) Two-time Olympic judo champion Masato Uchishiba beat Tatsuaki Egusa in the men’s 66-kg final to win his second consecutive title on the first day of action at the National Weight Class Invitational Championships on Saturday.Uchishiba, who captured back-to-back titles in the same weight category in Beijing last summer, claimed his fifth overall championship crown at the tournament, which doubles as the final selection meet for this summer’s world championships in Rotterdam, Netherlands. GET THE BEST OF THE JAPAN TIMES Hiroaki Hiraoka took the men’s 60-kg crown for the second year running at Fukuoka Kokusai Center. center_img IN FIVE EASY PIECES WITH TAKE 5last_img read more