Speaking to Sudans Post this morning, Nyenagwek Kuol, a senior SPLM-IO official who raised the lawsuit against Ali for defamatory remarks said the first sitting that was attended by Mama Amira Ali was on conducted on Monday and resumed yesterday Thursday.
JUBA — South Sudan’s controversial Facebooker Mama Amira Ali has on Thursday appeared at a Juba court weeks after she was released on bail following complains by her lawyers that she was feeling sick and unable to stand the process in court, Sudans Post is told.
Speaking to Sudans Post this morning, Nyenagwek Kuol, a senior SPLM-IO official who legal case against Ms. Ali for defamatory remarks said the first sitting that was attended by Mama Amira Ali was on conducted on June 8, and resumed yesterday Thursday.
“Yes the case has started in the court in present of Amira Ali,” the senior opposition official said. “It started with the video in which she deafened me and my family. The video is being listened in the court and is being translated and after the video, the judge will make a decision.”
She said only part of the video was played and translated because the video is long and takes several hours for only a short part of it to be played and translated.
Asked if she will ever consider forgiving Ms. Ali if she acknowledge and apologize for the alleged defamation, Ms. Kuol said she will see what she can do, “but only once the court case ended and the law take its course.”
“I will see if I am going to forgive her, but what is important now is that let the law take its course. Amira believes that she is above the law, she claims to be the mother of J1, being protected by Tutkew Gatluak and the [Director of National Sercurity Service] Akol Koor and others,” she said.
“This is nothing more than a false perception. The law is above everyone whether you are a general in the army or a president and that is why none of the people he believes can protect her has shown up for that purpose,” she added.
The court deliberation was supposed to commence on May 27, but Ali who was being detained at the time was allowed on bail to spend some of her time at home while receiving medical treatment because she had complained of sickness.
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