Journalist arrested over dowry released after two months

Journalist arrested over dowry released after two months
Majur Chol, Journalist and Founder of MCK Media. (photo credit: courtesy)

A journalist who was detained at Juba Central Prison two months ago over failure to pay bride price has been released.

Mr. Majur Chol Khor who works for the state-owned South Sudan Broadcasting Cooperation (SSBC) was freed on Thursday after spending more than two months in detention.

“Today, I am finally released, after spending 68 days under detention both in Juba Central Prison and Police custody,” journalist Chol posted on his Facebook timeline.

Mr. Chol was taken behind bars in May this year for failure to afford the high bride price demanded by in-laws.

It was unclear whether the family of Mr. Chol paid the dowry or the matter was withdrawn from the police to be settled at a family level.

Mr. Chol is also the owner of MCK Media, a multimedia startup that covers social and developmental issues around South Sudan. His emerging company, branded with an acronym that translates to Majur Chol Mijok, has a strong presence on YouTube.