On April 12, a court in Juba suspended the activities of the Juba Monitor newspaper, issued by “Grand Media Africa”, pending the conclusion of the dispute case between the owners of the newspaper.
The legal advisor of the English language newspaper in South Sudan, Juba Monitor, confirmed the arrest of journalist Anne Nimriano, the newspaper’s editor-in-chief, a week after a court order to suspend the newspaper’s activities was issued.
The court called for freezing of all the newspaper’s bank accounts and activities in its ruling.
Lazarus Leju, the newspaper’s legal advisor, said in a statement, according to “Radio Tamazuj”, that journalist Anne Nimiriano was arrested last Tuesday afternoon and placed in Juba’s central prison.
The advisor confirmed that the suspension of the Juba Monitor newspaper by order of the court came after a dispute between the family of the late journalist Alfred Taban with the sponsorship company over the newspaper’s shares.
Leju indicated that the family of the late journalist Alfred Taban had filed a lawsuit against the management of Grand Media Africa, and that “the family of the late journalist Alfred Taban asked the court to intervene, claiming the newspaper has been mismanaged.”