September 26, 2021

Sierra Leone: Civil society activist arrested over fuel hike protest

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SLPP arrests Civil Society Activist- Edmond Abu for leading a peaceful protest about the recent hike in fuel price in Sierra Leone.

Edmond Abu was arrested while leading a protest against increase of fuel price

The Sierra Leone government is engaged in a deliberate and abusive strategy to limit and silence dissent.
The strategy is designed to curtail civil society activities, limit public criticism of the government and exercise greater control over nongovernmental organizations.
The clampdown on the freedom of expression, assembly and association have accelerated recently…
We at CHRDI are calling on the Sierra Leone Police to immediately release Edmond Abu Jr.
©️A M Fatoma 2018

While efforts are being made by civil society in the country to contact Abu, some sectors view that the actions of the government are to silent all forms of opposition.

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