DO YOU KNOW WHAT IT IS LIKE TO BE CAGED LIKE A PARROT? THE EXECUTIVE SHOULD REVISIT THE PRACTICE OF DETENTION WITHOUT TRIAL

Life and Liberty are the most precious possessions of the human being.
However, when a person is caged like a parrot one may become weary of
living. It is important for human rights defenders to do a study to
find out the state of mental and physical health of those who are
released from long detention without trial.
The lack of privacy, the isolation, the loneliness, the poor diet, the
discomfort, the uncertainty, the lack of physical exercise, the fear
of the unknown outcome of one’s detention add up to threaten the
mental and physical health of the detainee.
A human being develops a human heart through role playing. This is
absolutely necessary when one has the power to decide on matters of
life and death; liberty or captivity. A person in a position of
leadership is only fit to lead if one could put oneself in the shoes
of the people he or she leads in order to determine whether justice is
being done to them or not.
To incarcerate an innocent person is to subject him or her to cruel,
inhuman and degrading punishment. To frustrate an innocent person
through long detention until he or she dies of hypertension or stroke
is to commit murder by other means.
The executive should be a protector of the citizenry. A leader does
not absolve himself or herself when torture is being done in the
institutions he controls by simply looking at the other direction.
Incarceration is a half way house to the grave. It is unjust to
subject a human being to such torment without charging him or her or
subjecting him or her to trial.