Monday, November 30, 2015

Kartong people standing up for their rights

Amnesty International has joined a host of others in calling for the release of all of the peaceful protesters who have been jailed because they were exercising their rights to petition their government for what they see as a policy detrimental to their livelihood and harmful to the environment as a result of inappropriate land use policies and mining practices.

"A blanket crackdown on protesters is not acceptable.  The right to freedom of expression and peaceful assembly must not be unduly curtailed because of the suspected unlawful behavior of some individuals," said Sabrina Mahtani Amnesty International's West Africa researcher.

We are reminding supporters of the 33 Kartong youth, including a 70 year old man who is in poor health, to show support and attend  the court proceedings at the Brikama Magistrate Court, tomorrow, Tuesday, December 1st.