Top attorney issues warning against prisoner discrimination, pays tribute to Darboe and co
By Sainey Darboe:
Lamin J. Darbo, attorney and barrister of the Supreme Court of The Gambia, yesterday issued chilling warning against the instinct to discriminate against people who have been imprisoned.
Barrister Lamin J Darbo on the Fatu Network News Review program on Wednesday
Speaking on Fatu Network, the the renowned man of the learned profession said The Gambia is enjoying an improved period in governance and democracy because some people “ostensibly broke the law” and their imprisonment galvanized the country and made the change of government in 2016 possible.
Without mentioning UDP leader Ousainou and his followers by name, barrister Darboe said the sacrifices of people who went to prison for the cause of national interest should not be overlooked.
“I don’t think prisoners should be disenfranchised under the new constitution.The change we have in this country now is possible because some people ostensibly broke the law and went to prison.Therefore, people should not be discriminated against because they are in prison”.
The USA and U.K. trained lawyer was the guest of Fatu Networks News Review program on Wednesday where he reviewed the 2019 Draft Constitution.