Freetown: 14 Military personnel face tribunal for alleged mutiny: Fair Trial Rights Compromised?

In August 2013, the Sierra Leone Police arrested 18 personnel of the Republic of Sierra Leone Armed Forces (RSLAF) on suspicion that they were planning to mutiny against the Government of Sierra Leone. The personnel, including Private Momoh Kargbo, Warrant Officer Federick Johnson, Private Abdulai Coker Suma, Corporal Momoh Conteh, Private Alpha Mansaray,Corporal Alex Jibao Koroma, Private Mustapha Quee, Private Kellie Kamara, Private Musa Fabai, Private Bobor Rogers, and Captain Prince Sessay were detained for nearly
eight months (August 10 2013 to March 2014) without arraigning them before a court to respond to any allegations against them.

Yesterday 20th May, while the Executive Director of CARL-SL – Mr. Tommy Ibrahim, was discussing this report on Radio Democracy in Freetown, the AG of Sierra Leone called into the programme and accused Mr. Tommy of  bias and asked that he be arrested for inciting the populace.

Read the full report here:COURT MARTIAL REPORTFINALLY160514

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