json string decoding encountering invalid escape

I am using simplejson to decode the following json string.

Here is a demo written in Python:

from simplejson import loads


The decoder will throw:

JSONDecodeError: Invalid \escape

How to cope with this? The expected output is:



  • "\s" is not a valid JSON escape string.

    According to, only the following escape are valid

    • \"
    • \\
    • /
    • \b
    • \f
    • \n
    • \r
    • \t
    • \u four-hex-digits