Credits: © Sam Abeka/OSF
Country: Sierra Leone

Police Station, Freetown, Sierra Leone

George, an Advocaid staff member, interviews a woman (in tank top) arrested for “fraudulent conversion” – a colonial law that market women and traders often fall victim to when they are unable to pay back loans and the debt is criminalized. Under Sierra Leonean Law, “fraudulent conversion” could carry a maximum prison term of 7 years.

Petty Offences
Pre-trial Detention
Use of Public Spaces
People Groups:
People in Detention
Informal Workers
People experiencing Poverty
Women and Girls
Duty Bearers