Man arrested for taking pictures of Labour Party activist! #Mauritius #Democracy #Abuse #Power #Politics
First time ever in Mauritius and perhaps in many countries of the world.
Today, the police arrested a man, Yogida Sawmynaden for having shot the pictures of a woman, Nandanee Soornack, a Mauritian Labour Party activist. These two persons became famous overnight because of this incident on the day of the Municipal Elections. Prior this day, these names were practically ‘unknown’ to the population but because of the turn of events (accusations, legal actions taken, involvement of local media), this has become the talk of the town.
Mrs Nandanee Soornack is being described as being very close to the Labour Party. How close? I wonder why no one, not even the media, will ever say it publicly. Try to find out why.
On the 10th December 2012, this man was in the vicinity of a public government college in Vacoas when he used his mobile phone to take a shot of the said Nandanee, dressed in a red dress and wearing large black sunglasses. The latter summoned him to hand over his mobile phone, in which pictures were still present. Mr Yogida is being accused of “using telephone device to commit mischief” by the CCID and will be brought before a court of justice tomorrow. On top of that, police officers involved have been transfered, possibly because of the way this matter was handled.
Ever since this incident, which I find minor, the local media has been playing a very important role by discussing this on the newspapers or on the private radios. As usual, the national tv, the MBC has practically remained silent following this incident. Oh yes, nearly forgot. They had broadcasted a nearly 30minutes press conference by the prime minister who was trying to explain why he won the municipal elections.
Lame and as I said on Facebook;
Now, let’s leave everything in the hands of the law. I just hope that justice will be made else every photographer or even, any person with a mobile fitted with a camera might get arrested anytime in the country. Ever since the recent village and municipal elections held, I have been disgusted with the behavior and acts of the government.
They have finally shown their true colors and probably lost many votes, mine too.
Please note that comments will be highly moderated. I won’t want to see myself behind the bars because of diffamatory or other type of comments. And as you noticed, I did not even take the risk of putting her picture here.