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Letter from a Hinga Norman Loyalist

23 January 2007 at 00:08 | 1234 views

Good Folks,

Please be advised that Chief Norman is fairing well and will undergo another series of tests tomorrow and hopefully we shall know the date for his surgery.

Some of you have tried to contact Chief at the number we stated earlier and were not able to get through for one or more reasons. Please bear in mind that Chief Norman is till in custody and his access is, of course, limited. None the less, the guards in Senegal have been very courteous and accommodating to us. All of my calls since the blowup immediately following their arrival in Senegal have gone through.

If you have tried to call and were told you could not speak to Chief for one reason or the other, please keep your cool. Keep in mind that the prison guards in Senegal are not our enemies or the people who put Chief in prison. They are just following the proverbial instructions. Please try not to take your frustrations out on them. Save your energy for the yahoos in Freetown who put Chief in prison in the first place. Pick your fights wisely and let’s save the big guns for the big dogs, if you get my drift.

There are several reasons why they may not let you through. You may not be a family member or a registered name with the Detention Center in Freetown. They may also rightly or wrongly not like your attitude if you try to argue with them. Chief himself may occasionally place restrictions in other to get some needed rest. While in Freetown, he was constantly in one meeting or another with family, friends and supporters some of whom come all the way from upline to find out if he had died. There are also an inordinate amount of calls from all over the world pouring to the Detention Center in Darkar and yours may be one that does not get through.

Whatever the case, those of you who wish to call and are unable to, may contact us by private mail and your well wishes will be relayed to Chief Norman. Meanwhile, we will keep you informed of any developments as we are able to. Presently, we anticipate surgery hopefully some time this week Two more things. Please do not ask the guards where Mr. Norman is presently held at. They under strict instructions not to release that information for obvious reasons. In any case, if you are not going to Dakar, there is no need to know that.

Kind Regards,

A. SamForay,
Hinga Norman-CDF Defence Fund.

Photo: Chief Norman, about to be flown to Dakar.