South Sudan: VOA Journalist Diing Magot Finally Granted Bail

South Sudan based Voice of America journalist Diing Magot has finally been granted bail, The Tower Post has learnt.

This was confirmed by Ms Magot’s lawyer David Ayuel who revealed that all the other protestors who had been arrested with Ms Magot were also released.

Diing Magot was arrested along with several demonstrators who were staging a protest at the Konyo-Konyo market on Sunday over the rising prices of essential goods.

Police arrested the journalist along with the protesters and took her to the Malakia police station before being transferred to the Juba Main Prison on Tuesday last week

At the time of her arrest, Magot did not have her press card with her.

According to the lawyer, Ms Magot was charged under section 82 of South Sudan Penal code.

Chol Mawel