LFL: Authorities must exercise restraint in MCO arrests and charges in view of high compliance

Press Statement Authorities must exercise restraint in MCO arrests and charges in view of high compliance 30 April 2020   Lawyers for Liberty views with concern the high number of arrests, remand orders and prison sentences for violations of the Movement Control Order (MCO). These actions go against international guidance on detention during the Covid-19…

LFL: Authorities must consider alternatives to detention during Covid-19 pandemic

Press Statement Authorities must consider alternatives to detention during Covid-19 pandemic 31 March 2020   In light of the Covid-19 pandemic, Lawyers for Liberty urges the Ministry of Health, the Ministry of Home Affairs, the Prisons Department and the Attorney-General’s Chambers to take all necessary action to protect people in detention facilities and those who…