QUESTION OF THE DAY
WHAT COULD BE DONE TO FREE PEOPLE LIKE TOURAY DARBOE OF KAFUTA?
The media alerts the authorities to enable them to rectify miscarriage of justice. When authorities receive information of violation of constitutional rights but prefer to ignore allegations then impunity sets in.
The courts are empowered to check impunity if the agents of the state respects and enhance their authority. Hence family members could file habeas corpus cases before the high court to demand the production of their loved ones before the court. Many families have difficulty in paying legal fees. It is therefore necessary to have human rights NGOs or professional associations of lawyers to intervene to assist such families by either paying their legal fees or giving voluntary legal assistance.
Foroyaa is requesting any person who could assist the wife and family members of Touray Darboe to enable them to take legal action if he is not released. This is one way of ensuring that the rights of citizens are not violated with impunity.