External experts expected in Kuel’s next court session

By Tereza Jeremiah Chuei

The Special high court in Juba that is trying former governor of Northern Bahr el Ghazal State for crimes against the nation is expecting to host an external expert from Sudan to appear before court to give her or his testimony on 21st November 2022.

This follows the adjournment of the court session yesterday due to the absence of the expected external expert.

Kiir Deng, the defense Lawyer of Former Northern Bahr el Ghazal State Kuel Aguer said this particular session will be open for public to attend.

This session comes after the previous session which was expected to receive testimonies from internal expert on the 10th and 11th that were supposed to be held in camera (close door) but the session was later adjourned.

In an exclusive interview with No.1 Citizen Daily Newspaper yesterday, advocate Kiir said, “Today (Wednesday) we were expecting the External expert to be before court however he didn’t come that he wasn’t ready and needed time, so the session was adjourned to 21st of November, on the same note we might expect the local expert in court as well,”

The penal of Judges handling the Juba high court case of Kuel Aguer are; Douth Kulang Bichiok, Obac Dengyony Anyong and Someya Salieh.

Kuel is being charged of five offences against the State, including subverting constitutional government, insurgency, banditry, sabotage, or terrorism and causing disaffection among defense forces.

The evident submitted by the prosecution board to court included online publications, post-video, audio, recorded testimony, expert opinion, impounded exhibits and digital evidence, as well as websites, declarations and distributed circular.

The accused Kuel was arrested on second August 2021 for cofounding the People’s Coalition for Civil Action (PCCA), a group that called for peaceful protests across the Country on August 30, 2021 to force the Transitional government to step down.

Among the accused group were Abraham Awenlieth, Rajab Muhandis, Wani Michael, Jame David Kolok, Manas Mathiang and Daniel Makau.

The six members are being tried in their absentia with only Kuel Aguer that continued to appear before the court.

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