Court verdict on Salwai’s appeal next week

Mr Charlot Salwai and lawyer Daniel Yawah. Photo: Hilaire Bule

The second session of the Appeal Court this year started on Tuesday this week.

There are 20 cases in total that the Appeal Court will give its final ruling on next Friday. On Tuesday this week, the Appeal Court heard the appeal of former Prime Minister Charlot Salwai.

Mr Salwai received a two-year suspended sentence from Judge Gus Andrée Wiltens on February 3, 2021. The Court found Salwai guilty on the count of perjury in December 2020. Salwai is appealing his sentence.

Elion Mass’ civil case against Western Pacific Cattle Company is also listed to be heard by the Appeal Court. Four local judges and two foreign judges, Richard White from New Zealand and Raynor Asher from Australia are presiding over this appeal session.

The third appeal session is scheduled for July and the fourth in September.

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