The Human Rights and Administrative Justice (CHRAJ) has slammed the country’s security ministers for what it described as their silence on the alleged brutality meted out to protesters during the #OccupyJulorbiHouse protest.
The Commissioner of CHRAJ, Joseph Whittal, said it was unfortunate that the Ministers of Defence, National Security, and the Interior had not made any statements on the happenings of the protest.
He argues that a lack of communication does not foster public trust and consensus.
Speaking to journalists he said: “The security agencies [must] get to know that the power to protect the citizens has been given by the citizens. Communicating with them on matters of even national security is even possible; there is nothing wrong with it.”
“But for the Minister for the Interior, Minister of Defence, and Minister of National Security, we have not heard from them in respect of what has gone on. It is a bit unfortunate,” he stated