Rights of Arrested Persons

 

  1. To be informed as soon as is reasonably practicable, in a language that he understands, of the reasons for his arrest;
  2. To be permitted, without delay, to communicate and consult, in person or by telephone, with an attorney-at-law;
  3. To be told in a language he understands, that he has a right to remain silent and if he chooses to speak, that it can be put in writing and given in evidence against him;
  4. Not to be forced to make a confession or to make any admission. Any admission or confession may be used against the arrested person.
  5. Save in exceptional cases, no question may be put to an arrested person after he has been charged or has been informed that he may be charged;
  6. To be charged and released either on warning or on bail, unless there is good reason to be kept in the lock-up;
  7. To be taken to court or released within 72 hours of his/her arrest unless an extension of stay in Police custody is granted by a Judge.

 

Under the Judges Rules published under the High Court Act, persons held in custody have to be informed orally Of the Rights and Facilities available to them.

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