Today marks four months of Muhammed’s detainment. 1/3 of a year. He was last home when spring just started. The last time I hugged and kissed him after I saw government men arrest him without even reading him his rights.
Until someone has lost their freedom, there is no understanding as to what it’s like, and in that, a purposeless detainment due to some emotional IRB and CBSA members who do not believe in the Canadian Constitution and the Charter of Human Rights and Freedom. They believe they are above the law and exercise that in their behaviour and decisions.
If we were working in the context of law, Muhammed would be free. Until then, Muhammed and I will stand for what is right, for truth in his case and need for temporary protection, for other immigrants and refugees in Canada who are being denied their rights and have become victim of insensible, inefficient reforms, and for the freedom of Gambians from oppression. In these stands there are sacrifices, and each and every human being has a duty to do the same: to do what is right, not just what is right for themselves.