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Human Rights activist's judgment re-scheduled

Aug 3, 2010, 1:55 PM | Article By: Bakary Samateh

The judgment in the case of Edwin Nabobolish Nkeawan, a human rights activist and Director of Programs at the Africa in Democracy and Good Government (ADG) organisation was yesterday re-scheduled to August 9th 2010.

When the case was called, presiding magistrate Hilary U Abeke adjourned the case on the grounds that the pending judgment would be ready by next week.

Magistrate Hilary informed the court that the judgment could not be delivered yesterday, even thought it was set for that day.

Defence counsel Hajum Gaye earlier reminded the court that yesterday was supposed to be the judgment for her client, Edwin Nabobolish. Both the prosecuting officer, Cadet Inspector Manneh, and the accused person were all present in court.

It would be recalled that the accused, Edwin Nabobolish Nkeawan, sometime in the month of March 2010, in the city of Banjul allegedly gave false information to the Office of the President that the ADG is an non-governmental organisation (NGO), which he knew was false.