However, the fact that innocent people who are related to insurgents are still detained and journalists like Abdoulie Ceesay who is in charge of Taranga FM who is recently abducted has disappeared without trace for more than 72 hours puts a shady picture on the quality of mercy projected by the pardon of prisoners. The Government needs to take a comprehensive look at the issue of detention without trial and custodial sentence for people who could pay fines or render community service as an alternative to imprisonment. A corner’s inquest should be done on the bodies at the mortuary and then released to the families for burial. The first task is to put an end to detention without trial and then proceed to decongest the prisons.]]>

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