It is the International Day for Support of Torture Victims and we listen to the story of a Gambian journalist who was a victim.
This kind of event is deemed essential, as torture seeks to annihilate the victim’s personality and denies the inherent dignity of the human being.
The United Nations has never minced words regarding this issue, the organisation has condemned torture from the outset as one of the ugliest acts perpetrated by human beings on their fellow human beings.
Torture is a crime under international law. According to all relevant instruments, it is absolutely prohibited and cannot be justified under any circumstances.
To show our support to victims of torture on Network Africa, a Gambian journalist who was once a victim, Musa Saidykhan, shared his torture experience back in 2006 for exercising his right to freedom of expression and press freedom.
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I wish his response to the first question was brief. That would have allowed the interviewer to cover all the areas she wanted.
TV interviewers normally like to take charge and I was surprised that he wasn’t interrupted. A werstern journalist or TV cable would have done exactly that.
Apart from this observation, it was a good interview.