‘Seriously ill’ Dutch arms dealer to spend another night in custody

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Augustinus Petrus Kouwenhoven. (Jenni Evans, News24)

Cape Town – A Dutch arms dealer, who faces 19 years in jail in the Netherlands for selling firearms to former Liberian president Charles Taylor, is still in police custody, despite arguing that his continued detention could prove fatal.

Augustinus Petrus Kouwenhoven’s bail application continued for the second consecutive day in the Cape Town Magistrate’s Court on Wednesday.

Kouwenhoven wants to be released on bail and is willing to be placed under house arrest if this happens.

However, affidavits obtained from the State say he is a fugitive and flight risk.

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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.