There are some important rights that you need to know when you are detained. The police have a duty to inform you about these rights.
It is important to know that you have the right to:
- know the reasons for your detention and the charges against you
- remain silent and not to provide information that may be used against you in court
- invite a lawyer
- inform your relatives, education institution or employer about your arrest
This section will explain what these rights really mean and when you have to be informed about them.