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The Arrest of Hassan Samba Yarjah, Senior Officer of the Human Rights Commission, Eastern Province
By Dr. Sylvia Blyden (Posted on Facebook)
May 8, 2015, 17:12
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We were told that the Human Rights Officer -Eastern Region, Mr. Hassan Samba Yarjah, was arrested for merely "talking" on the radio and at Kenema Police station. TODAY, I have now published a copy of the Police Medical Report Request of April 27th 2015 for the Assistant Inspector General (AIG) of Police - East Alfred Karrow Kamara who alleges that after Yarjah left the SLPP Office where he tried to prevent the arrest of Fonnie, he drove to the Police Station where Yarjah allegedly engaged in unruly acts including using his official Human Rights Commission vehicle to drive and hit the leg of no less a person than AIG Karrow-Kamara. As can be seen from the Doctor's report dated 28th April 2015, the medical and X-ray examination of the Police AIG confirms he sustained an injury on his leg though with no broken bones. Personally, I have also physically seen the healing abrasion on the leg of AIG Karrow-Kamara which was shown to me by the AIG himself.

 

So it was not just a matter of "talking" that got Yarjah into trouble. Out there in America, Sam-Sumana's former videoman Abdulai Jalloh now living in America, even made a very derogatory video in which he is seen vilely attacking President Koroma's religious and moral fibre over these suppositions. Yesterday, I published a photo of Yarjah in the middle of the scene of the riot at the SLPP office environs as he argues with police officers trying to arrest SLPP PAOPA's Fonnie (aka Abacha). The reputation of Fonnie as a THUG is well known.

 

 

Please note that Yarjah is however denying all these allegations. Sympathisers of Yarjah claim that it was the Police AIG Karrow-Kamara who deliberately self-inflicted that wound on his leg just so as to frame Yarjah. Why a senior police officer like Karrow-Kamara, of the rank of AIG will inflict harm on his own leg just so as to frame Yarjah is what the Court will have to look into.

 

But the point here is that contrary to the video produced by Sam-Sumana's videoman in America and other such assertions including the one now dumped on AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL, the human rights man Mr. Yarjah was NOT arrested for merely "talking". This is why I am continuing to urge that the trials of Yarjah and others be conducted transparently and everyone be allowed to listen to the court proceedings over the radio and on the Internet.

 

Hassan Samba Yarjah with his hand shielding notorious SLPP thug named Mohamed Fonnie (aka Abacha). Yarjah is not only obstructing but also arguing with Superintendent Kamara, Commander of the Anti-Riot Police trying to arrest Fonnie on the street in front of the SLPP Offices in Kenema.

If however, as some wise men of the East now desire, a political or diplomatic solution is going to be reached at, let this be a LESSON to us all that we cannot be jumping around to accuse the President and incite unrest in our beautiful country just because we want to score political points. Yarjah is not arrested for merely "talking".

 

On a related note, some people want to force their viewpoints on this country no matter the consequences. As their views don’t hold ground, they are getting desperate by the day. Latest tactics is to try to distract me by taking an old 2007 article written by the SLPP in 2007 against APC and Ernest Koroma which they now spread around with my name falsely inputed as the author. They are desperate against my unshakeable & truthful stances.

 

FINALLY, I wonder when will some people realise that I only fear God and nothing else? All your threats against me, mean NOTHING! Absolutely nothing! Una try day..! Na me conscience ar day serve. Ernest Koroma na President but in sef get in human rights: including the right to his due reputation. If he deserves to be criticised, please do so BUT let it be based on the truth!


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