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Atta Akyea’s advice to Ken Kuranchie: Tone down and relax with your family
From: Ghana|Myjoyonline|Edwin Appiah          Published On: July 11, 2013, 18:18 GMT
 
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Atta Akyea’s advice to Ken Kuranchie: Tone down and relax with your family

Ken Kurachie welcomed back home by his family upon his release from jail.


The managing editor of the Daily Searchlight newspaper, Ken Kuranchie stepped out of his incarceration for contempt with an announcement. Jail will not stop him from expressing his views on the ongoing election petition hearing.

He remained defiant and unrepentant after 10 days saying "I don’t think that what I wrote was problematic”.

He hinted of a legal reaction to his imprisonment at an appropriate time.

But his lawyer Atta Akyea has counseled that although Ken is entitled to his views, the journalist should tone down and reflect on his actions.

He said he gave this advice to Ken Kuranchie while he was in jail.

The option of applying for review of the Supreme Court decision was open to him but he suggested that after serving his sentence, this line of action may be undesirable.

He should “relax with his family”, Atta Aykea reiterated.

The lawyer said if Ken believes strongly in his views enough to suffer imprisonment as a prisoner of conscience, it was “up to him” because ultimately “a lawyer cannot change the belief system of his client”.
Atta Akyea’s advice to Ken Kuranchie: Tone down and relax with your family

A jubilant Ken Kuranchie




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