20th July 2019
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Juba Monitor Editor-in-Chief Alfred Taban says ready for trials

Author : Junior Ali | Published: 3 years ago

The Editor in Chief of the Juba Monitor, Alfred Taban says he is ready to appear in court for any case filed against him, just days after his release from detention.

Taban was released on bail last Friday while receiving treatment for an illness at Juba medical complex.
He was arrested on the 16th of last month for allegedly criticizing the leaders of the Transitional Government of National Unity in an article that was published by the English daily.
He explained to Eye Radio what charges have been put against him:

“There is section 75 and 76 of the Penal Code. The penal court is the criminal court,” he said, “section 75 says undermining the presidency or the constitutional order, 76 says practicing or disseminating false information. So these are the two sections I am facing.”

Alfred Taban said his article was an opinion and can be challenged by writing on the same newspaper.

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