Campaign for Human Rights and Development International (CHRDI) has demanded for the immediate release of the former ACC Commissioner and Political Activist Lawyer, Ady Macauley who was arrested and detained by the Sierra Leone police.
In a post on their Facebook page, CHRDI reminded the Sierra Leonean government of the rules of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR) which it must follow and duly demanded for the immediate release of the political activist Lawyer.
“CHRDI is seriously alarmed about the arrest and temporary detention of a human rights and political activist lawyer. We demand the Sierra Leone Police to communicate the allegations against him to the public and thereby demand the Sierra Leonean authorities to immediately and unconditionally release the lawyer. We additionally call on the Sierra Leonean authorities to ensure that the treatment of human rights and political activist lawyer(s) while in detention adheres to the conditions set out in the “Body of Principles for the Protection of All Persons under Any Form of Detention or Imprisonment,” including immediate access to a lawyer(s). We remind the Sierra Leonean government that it needs to follow the rules of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR). The lack of investigation and impunity for the perpetrators of the brutal crackdown on citizens puts humanity and the rule of law to the test.” CHRDI’s post reads.
The Campaign for Human Rights and Development International (CHRDI) is a development and human rights organisation (based in Sierra Leone and the United Kingdom) that utilizes rights based and voice and accountability approaches to bridge the justice and social equity gaps. They envision a world in which all people enjoy their human rights and live with dignity, equality, and justice.
CHRDI is in Special Consultative Status to the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOS) and accredited to many UN Agencies.