Writing after the court's action, Mr. Kuranchie said he agreed with Sammy Awuku's views that the court was being selective and hypocritical.
He asked the court to provide guidelines on what constituted contemptuous comments, insisting that if the court gave a ruling, the public was entitled to comment on it and to use strong language in doing so.
Following his release, he maintained that the questions he raised in the comments that earned him the prison sentence had not been answered by the court. They ought to be answered by the justices of the Supreme Court, he said.
"They must clarify for the people of this country [what constitutes contempt]. If necessary they can issue a gagging order...then everybody will obey the Supreme Court; but as I speak...that gagging order has not been issued; as I talk to you they have not defined for the people of this country [that which is] unlawful. There is something that is unlawful out there; the exact nature of that unlawfulness nobody knows; it is in the minds bosoms of their lordships and I think it is unfair," he said.
According to him, "what they think should be lawful and what should not be lawful [comments], they should define for the people of this country so that we will obey it for the duration of this trial."