When the PDOIS leadership issued a clarion call for a mass release of detainees before the APRC commemoration of the 21st anniversaryHalifa 5 of the coup, we were simply articulating the sovereign wishes of family members whose incarcerated loved ones were under threat as the nation wondered why two Bills which were a threat to both civil liberties and political rights were put in the Public space in the month of June, 2015. Continue reading

More Detainees Released


Mustapha Jallow

As the populations in the prisons and NIA detention centre are being decongested by the presidential pardon of convicted prisoners and Momodou Lamin Gassama 2the release of people in detention without trial, Foroyaa has learnt that many detainees have now regained their freedom.

Among these former detainees are Mr. Momodou Lamin Gassama, the Director of NEMA Project under agriculture, who was in Continue reading

Prosecution forgets cautionary statement again

By Kebba Jeffang

The trial of Sheikh Cham (the young man who alleges torture) suffered another setback when the prosecutor intimated to the court that Sheikh Chamhe had forgotten to fetch the cautionary statement of the accused.

This is the second time Prosecutor Jawla of the Drug Law Enforcement Agency (DLEA) has indicated that he has forgotten the said document obtained from the accused person at Wellingara station upon request by the defence counsel Lawyer Modou Drammeh for its production. Continue reading