Sierra Leone: Arbitrary detention and continued judicial harassment against several members of the Malen Land Owners and Users Association (MALOA) in three different criminal cases

FIDH | 9 February 2016

 

Urgent Appeal
 The Observatory for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders, a joint programme of the International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH) and the World Organisation Against Torture (OMCT), has received new information and requests your urgent intervention in the following situation in Sierra Leone.
 New information:
 The Observatory has been informed by reliable sources about the arbitrary detention and continued judicial harassment against several members of the Malen Land Owners and Users Association (MALOA) in three different criminal cases. For the past three years, MALOA has been monitoring and denouncing the negative human rights impact of the activities of Socfin Agricultural Company Sierra Leone Ltd (SAC) in Malen’s district, in particular acts of land grabbing [1].

– See more at: http://www.farmlandgrab.org/post/view/25746-arbitrary-detention-and-continued-judicial-harassment-against-members-of-the-malen-land-owners-and-users-association#sthash.eUtO9unz.dpuf

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