Release of Montie 3, victory for democracy - George Loh [Photos]

The Montie three including Salifu Maase, Alistair Nelson, Ako Gunn who were jailed four months for contempt left the prison Friday morning after serving just one month of their four-month jail term.

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Alistair Nelson, Godwin Ako Gunn and Salifu Maase were released from the Akuse prison after President John Mahama remitted their four-month prison sentence

According to the lawyer, "So clearly, we don’t want to overly send a signal that it is victory for the things that has happened. "If it is victory at all, then it is victory that they have gone through a democratic process to get them pardoned."

The contempt proceedings came after the three allegedly made threats against the lives of Supreme Court judges who sat on the Abu Ramadan and Gary Nimako versus the Electoral Commission case.

A petition book was subsequently opened by pro-government group Research and Advocacy Platform (RAP) to collect signatures of Ghanaians to implore the President to exercise his prerogative of mercy powers to free the three contemnors.

After spending 27 days in jail, the three can now heave a sigh of relief as the president has given them remission.

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