Court hearing on activist Peter Biar, businessman Kerbino Wol adjourned to Monday

Peter Biar, in black suit, and Kerbino Wol, left to Biar, stands during a hearing in Juba today, Thursday, March 21st 2019 (File/Supplied/Nyamilepedia)

March 21st 2019 (Nyamilepedia) – Court hearing on prominent South Sudanese civil rights advocate and youth leader, Peter Biar Ajak, and renowned businessman, Kerbino Wol, has  been adjourned to next Monday March 25th, sources have confirmed.

The two, both of whom face treason charges, today appeared in a Juba court for the first time since their arrest by the National Security Service (NSS) in 2018.

Peter Biar, the founder of South Sudan Young Leaders Forum, and a civil rights advocate was arrested by the notorious NSS at Juba airport on July 28th 2018 while boarding a plane for Northern Bahr Al-Ghazal state capital Aweil to attend a youth function.

Kerbino Wol, for his part, who is the head of the of KSS company, that provide security services, was arrested by NSS operatives in the capital Juba in April 2018 over alleged support to armed opposition groups operating against the government in the country.

Since then, the two has been behind bars without charges and both of them are reportedly accused of supporting opposition groups fighting the government of President Salva Kiir Mayardiit.