Chinese galamsey Queen case adjourned due to issues with Chinese interpreter

Chinese galamsey Queen case adjourned due to issues with Chinese interpreter

-An Accra Circuit Court has adjourned the case of galamsey queen Aisha Huang

-The adjournment was as a result of claims of bias leveled against the Chinese interpreter

-The prosecution has requested to get the services of a Ghanaian-Chinese interpreter instead.

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The case involving Chinese galamsey top dog, Aisha Huang and four others, has once again been dealt another blow of delay due to concerns raised in relation to the Chinese interpreter involved in the case.

Chinese Galamsey Queen case adjourned due to issues with Chinese interpreter

Chinese Galamsey Queen, Aisha Huang

Both the prosecution and defense parties in the case rejected the Chinese interpreter who had been assigned to interpret the law to Aisha and her accomplices. They were of the view that the Chinese translator was going to be biased in carrying out his duty.

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Both parties were in agreement that the Chinese translator, Yun Chin York, who was a Chinese national and a law student would not be able to give precise interpretation to the Chinese suspects due to his inept understanding of the law. They have therefore requested the services of another interpreter who would not prejudice the interpretation of the law.

The judge sitting on the case, Justice Edward Ekow Baiden, has therefore adjourned the case to July 21, 2017, and has instructed the chief interpreter of the judicial service to ensure he gets a Ghanaian-Chinese translator before the adjournment date was up to help them make progress.

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Aisha Huang was arrested by The Ghana Immigration Service along with some other Chinese Nationals in relation to illegal mining popularly called galamsey. They are facing prosecution for mining in unauthorized lands belonging to Volta Resources Company Limited.

The arrest comes as part of government’s efforts to clamp down on the activities of illegal miners and to put an end to illegal mining.

READ ALSO: Minister for Lands and Natural Resources to appear before Parliament to answer questions on 22 miners who lost their lives

She was however granted bail on June 16 this year after prosecutors in the case failed to prove why holding her in police custody could affect the case

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