Prison authorities in Sierra Leone have imposed a ban on a local watchdog group over a report on a deadly prison riot that occurred last year.
The riot at the main maximum security prison, the Freetown Correctional Centre, better known by its original name as Pandemba Road Prison, has been described as the deadliest in the history of prison unrest in the country.
Prison Watch, which monitors prison conditions in the country, has not made its report public yet.
The organisation had sent a copy of the report to the prisons management for their response before publication, when it got the ban notice.
The April 29, 2020 prison riots led to the deaths of several people. Official reports put the death toll at 30.
Lahai Kargbo is the country Director at Crossroad Sierra Leone, a prison watch organization. He gave his reaction to the ban by the government.