Abdoulie G. Dibba
Today, Monday 15th June 2015, marks 106 days of Haruna Gassama’sHarona
arrest and detention without court appearance.
Mr. Gassama is the current President of the Central River Rice
Farmers’ Cooperative Ltd. and has been in NIA detention since Monday2nd March 2015 without being released or taken before a court of law.
The president of the CRR rice farmers’ cooperative was arrested on the
day when the staff of the Sheriff’s Division was in the Lower Fulladu
District to execute an order of the judgment delivered by the high
court on the 12th of January 2015 in favour of him and his committee
as the plaintiffs.
A family source informed this reporter that their loved one is still
detained at the NIA office in Banjul but that they have not yet been
allowed access to him. The source added that the family is not aware
of any charge preferred against him. Speaking on behalf of the family,
the source said they are appealing to the head of state to intervene
to secure the immediate release of their loved one as the Muslim
fasting month of Ramadan is fast approaching and he is the bread