Kuel Aguer hospitalised at city hospital under heavy surveillance of security forces deployed around the hospital

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Kuel Aguer hospitalised at city hospital under heavy surveillance of security forces deployed around the hospital

Following deteriorating health of the detained Former Governor of Northern Bahr El-Ghazal State, Kuel Aguer, he has been admitted at a city hospital under close surveillance of heavily armed police force.

Heavy presence of police officers has been witnessed around the hospital where the politician is now undergoing medical treatment.

“He is now being treated at the hospital. He has been here for 3 days but under the watchful eyes of the security officers,” an official from the hospital who asked not to be named due to security concerns confirmed to Talk of Juba on Wednesday.

The SPLM politician and former governor of Northern Bahr el Ghazal was apprehended and first detained at Blue House before being transferred to Juba Prison weeks ago.

Her daughters have been on Facebook LIVE appealing to President Salva Kiir and the Director of General Internal Security Bureau, General Akol Koor to release their dad on medical grounds to seek medication in a foreign country.

The government hasn’t responded to their calls but only allowed Kuel to seek treatment in the country.

Kuel Aguer is allegedly suffering from high blood pressure and unnamed liver problem.

His daughter says Kuel has now spent over 45 days in a detention without due legal procedures.

According to code of criminal procedure 2008, a person arrested by the police as part of an investigation, may be held in detention, for a period not exceeding twenty-four hours for the purposes of investigation.

Kuel Aguer was arrested early August by the national security for allegedly signing a petition of the People’s Collation for Civil Action, a group that called for a nationwide protest and resignation of President Salva Kiir and his cabinet.

Via Talk of Juba

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