Prisoner seeks urgent medical attention

A prisoner who was refused bail by the Supreme Court, pending his appeal against conviction is now seeking orders under the Human Rights track of the National court for “urgent medical attention”.

He was also one of those prisoners who were taken back to Bomana on January 10, on executive orders of the National executive Council, after a probe was announced into leave of absence (LOA) from Bomana jail.

Paul Pisa is serving a prison term of 15 years. He was refused bail by the Supreme Court on 16 March.

He has not received any medical assistance since he was moved back to Bomana from the Pacific International Hospital on January 10.

He appeared before Justice David Cannings this morning, in what seems to be “a serious matter” of his health condition.

The court directed for Pisa’s files to be made available by the Correctional Service to the court by April 13.

His case will return to court after two weeks.


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