The Times of Tanzania
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Civil Organization Outcries Delayed Justice in Court Cases

The Civic and Legal Aid Organization is calling for speedier delivery of justice as far as court cases in Tanzania are concerned.

Executive Director for the Civic and Legal Aid Organization Charles Odero reminds here that, justice delayed translates into ‘justice denied,’ citing the case of 24 detainees from Loliondo whose court cases were being dilly-dallied.

“We laud President Samia Suluhu’s recent statement, calling for fair trials, justice in prosecution and investigations before arresting suspects, yet legal institutions seem to be slow in executing the Head of State’s directives,” points out Odero.

CILAO, as it seems, wants timely delivery of justice since deferral of legal matters, especially court cases, is violating the basic human rights, putting ordinary people through unnecessary sufferings.

The organization thus appeals to Human Rights Organizations and Defenders of Justice to play their part in making sure that fair trials are being observed in Tanzania.

Regarding the Judiciary pillar, which comprises the Police Force, Legal entities and the courts, CILAO wants them to steer away from fabricated cases, corruption and purposely delaying cases.

“As for the religious leaders as well as the Non-Government Organizations, these must join hands in advocating justice, human rights and pointing out cases where people are being oppressed and speak against such vices.” Said Odero.

“Take the case of the 24 suspects of the Loliondo case in Ngorongoro District, they have been detained for three months at Kisongo pending endless series of investigations,” points out the CILAO official.

In addressing the matter, his organization is currently drafting a special letter of complaint to be dispatched to the Commission of Human Rights and Good Governance.

“We want the people dealing with the Loliondo case, be held accountable should it be proven that they are purposely delaying the matter and justice,” said Odero during a Press Conference. 

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