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Thursday, August 16, 2007

Ex-detainees plead for government rehabilitation assistance

A former Solomon Islands police detainee says government should rehabilitate people discharged after spending a long time in detention.

David Faramoa, who spent nearly three years in detention says a lot of detainees developed psychological trauma, and need counseling and rehabilitation to enable them get back to normal life.

Mr Faramoa says a lot of former detainees have been left to struggle on their own, without any form of assistance from Government to re-start their normal lives.

While appealing for government assistance, the former detainee says government must not confuse former militants and former detainees.

He says former detainees are those arrested and held in detention but were never convicted, as opposed to former militants who were members of an unlawful organisation.

Source: SIBC

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