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Report on the incident of police arrest and highhanded measure of fifty seven citizens in Malen Chiefdom, Pujehun district

By Joseph Rahall and Milton Kainyande – Green Scenery

On the 9th of December 2013, in the early morning hours, Green Scenery office in Freetown received a call from Malen chiefdom stating that a squad of Operations Special Division (OSD) from Bo have arrested and manhandled an unspecified number of people at a location called
Libby junction, en route to Sahn Malen, the chiefdom head quarter town. Upon receipt of the information the Research and Information gathering Officer was detailed to take over and plan for a fact finding trip to the region. This report looks at the incident from all possible
perspectives based on our field investigation of the incident as it happened on the 9th of December, 2013 and onwards.

Green Scenery notes that there are a lot of versions of stories on the incident and we have been very careful to get the facts. Facts were corroborated and triangulated to make sense of the trends in the activities of that unfortunate situation.

Download the full report in pdf: Report on the incident of police arrest and highhanded measure of fifty seven citizens in Malen Chiefdom, Pujehun district.

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