Sierra Leone Police Force rejects Amnesty report

The Sierra Leone Police has rejected accusations of human rights violations and impunity alleged by the global rights group, Amnesty…

The Sierra Leone Police has rejected accusations of human rights violations and impunity alleged by the global rights group, Amnesty International in a recent report.The police on Tuesday officially responded to the allegations leveled in a damning report published by the organization last week, which accused the security force of clamping down on peaceful citizens exercising their constitutional rights to peaceful protests.

The report also accused the police of operating in impunity as many rights violations associated with its personnel have gone unaddressed. Deputy Inspector General of Police, Al Sheik Kamara, told journalists at a press conference that all the allegations were unfounded and said Amnesty failed to consult with the Police before coming out with its report to ascertain them.

The police chief said they believed they have made some strides and achievements over the years.