South Sudan adjourns trial of activist over absence of investigator

Peter Biar and Kerbino Wol (File/Supplied/Nyamilepedia)

March 26th 2019 (Nyamilepedia) – Trial of prominent South Sudan activist who has been detained in the country since last year has been adjourned to next Wednesday over the absence of an initial investigator, the defense team has said.

Civil rights activist and human rights lawyer, Peter Biar Ajak, was arrested in late July 2018 at Juba airport while travelling to Northern Bahr Al-Ghazal state capital Weill for a Red Army function.

A member of the defense team, Jak Mayol, said the state investigator who appeared last week failed to show this morning. He said the court demanded the appearance of the first lead investigator, not his substitute.

“We are now waiting for the real investigator who carried out the investigation, not this one. This one came and covered up later,” he said.

Peter Biar Ajak, renowned businessman, Kerbino Wol and five other co-accused faces terrorism and sabotage charge.