People who are detained without trial, almost always, especially in Africa, are breadwinners.
What their families will live on while they are under arrest must occupy the detainees' minds. Technology can assist these detainees' families at least meet life's basic needs.
Mobile money transfer has revolutionised the way people send and receive money. M-Pesa money transfer's success in Kenya is an example.
Once word gets out that a person has been detained on terrorism charges, bodies such as Amnesty International can support the suspect's family meet their daily needs by either sending them money via a mobile transfer system, or sending the money directly to suppliers such as shopkeepers, landlords and lawyers (while sending the families an allowance to pay for expenses such as bus fare).
If the suspect is released, then the payments can stop or be reduced until s/he becomes economically active again.