Posted - 02 Dec 2018 : 09:15:01
Waa Gambia. Gambiankolu.
By Madi Jobarteh
December 2nd, 2018
I want to wish you Our First Night of Freedom.
Sleep well. Snore. But wake up early for there is lot of work to do.
No More Shall We Face and Accept:
If a police officer comes to arrest you anytime, demand to see an arrest warrant.
Demand to know what you are being arrested for. The law says within 3 hours the officer should tell you the reason why you are being arrested in the language that you understand.
If you you are put in a police cell, demand your rights to be respected. You have at most 72 hours to be taken to court or released. If they fail to take you to court or release you, tell them they are violating your right to personal liberty. You can take them to court for unlawful detention.
While in custody you have a right to see a lawyer and to get visits from your family and any concerned person to you.
The NIA have no authority to arrest and detain anyone except on cases of state security and there must be a warrant for such arrest. The military have no authority to arrest any civilian.
No security officer has the authority to slap you under any circumstances.
We do not need armed checkpoints all over town. We have a right to freedom of movement. Armed checkpoints are an AFPRC/APRC malpractices. They must stop. The military must be in the barracks, not in our streets with guns.
You have right to express your opinion. Whatever it is. Just don't make a hate speech. From now on, speak up about and against anything that does not satisfy you about the president and the government. It is your right.
All these rights are in our constitution. Chapter 4. Entrenched clauses. Read them and know your rights
Be the New Gambia you want to see. Create it. NOW
A clear concience fears no accusation - proverb from Sierra Leone