All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing’ - Edmund Burke

Sept 4, 2008

S I E R R A  H E R A L D

Vol 6 No 8

The Truth Shall Set You Free----------The wicked fleeth when no man pursueth---------Exposing human rights abusers


In 2001, Victor Sylver wrote a letter to one of Ibrahim Seaga Shaw's benefactors informing them of his true role and that of the Expo Times newspaper in the persecution of journalists during the AFRC junta rule from May 25, 1997 to February 1998. Gibril Gbanabome Koroma, then based somewhere out of Sierra Leone - 4 years later - wrote this as part of his defence of Ibrahim Seaga Shaw, the Expo Times and of course himself. This bit associating Victor Sylver with the ousted civilian regime clearly shows their part in the attempt to silence the BBC reporter.



....Victor has always been close to the powers that be and he used to be very proud of his close association with ministers, directors, permanent secretaries and presidents. He was particularly very close to Kabbah and the SLPP. When the latter was overthrown in 1997, Victor took it as a personal affront, which gravely affected his reporting to the BBC. He never reported anything good about the junta, which angered a lot of people and the BBC lapped up anything he faxed or sent by telephone......

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