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What are the rights of an arrested person?

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Rights of an arrested persons include;

  • To be informed promptly in the language that the person understands of the reason for arrest, the right to remain silent and consequences of not-remaining silent.
  • To communicate with an advocate and any person of help to him or her
  • Not to be compelled to make any confession or admission that could be used against the person in court
  • To be held separately from persons who are serving a sentence.
  • Brought to court within 24 hours of arrest.
  • To be charged or be informed the reason for retention
  • Be released on bond or bail on reasonable conditions
  • Not to be remanded in custody for an offence punishable by fine or imprisonment ret more than six moths.
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