Petition challenging pro-longed pre-trial detentions, the lacuna in the law on the maximum time for pre-trial detention after committal: – freedom from deprivation of personal liberty. We seeking a declaration that the prolonged pre-trial detention is unconstitutional. Long pretrial detention denies the detainee the right to personal liberty and freedom. The law does not mention how long a detainee shall be remanded in prison pending a hearing. The law assumes the accused or the detained is guilty which is contrary to the constitution.