Former Minister Dr S. Blyden arrested and imprisoned in same cell with rapists.

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Former Minister Dr S. Blyden arrested and imprisoned in same cell with rapists.

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Dear Family and Friends

Breaking News:

Sierra Leone’s former Social Welfare Minister–Dr Sylvia Blyden was arrested at 1:15 pm (SL time) on the 01/5/2020. It is apparent that the honourable lady was refused bail without any concrete evidence to keep her incarcerated.

The primary reason why I have devised this petition, this lady has been placed in a cell with convicted rapists. Her detention condition in the cell is extremely deplorable, as she has no privacy as a woman, not even to go to the bathroom. It is therefore questionable and suspicious why the government allowed a woman to be locked up with 5 men convicted of crimes and rape? Are they trying to punish her because she is a strong independent woman who is not afraid to speak out about the injustice in Africa against women, children, and other vulnerable people. In addition to this, Sylvia Blyden is not afraid to speak out against the social, economic and political issues in a man’s control, competitive, materialist, and corrupted world?

Now, no woman deserves to be treated in this fashion, at least she should be with other women. Normally, women and men are imprisoned in separate cells, while the young and children are in imprisoned together.

It is therefore obvious that her incarceration is a result of men’s ego and prejudice against women who are politically outspoken, strong and confident, and this prejudice and sexist behaviour has to stop! We are equals! Women are strong insides and men are strong on the outside. Both women and men are strong together and contribute to humanity and civilisation equally.

The honourable lady is a role model for women and young people. She was the first female Newspaper publisher in Sierra Leone. She is a humanitarian and has adopted hundreds of children, and supports and fights for the rights of anyone who has been unfairly treated in society.

I am calling on all people from around the world to sign this petition and write to the president of Sierra Leone, Julius Maada Bio to release Dr Sylvia Blyden at once until she goes to court, or at least place her in a cell with other women. 

Yours, sincerely

Maisie Barrett

United Africa is the Future.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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