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Gambia 2018 Report on – Political Prisoners, Detention and Freedom Of Expression

Political Prisoners - Between December 2016 and January 2017, dozens of political prisoners and prisoners of conscience were released, including prisoners of conscience Amadou Sanneh and Ousainou Darboe. On 30 January, President Barrow pardoned Ousainou Darboe and dozens of others arrested for taking part...

Gambia 2018 Report on – Legal, Constitutional Or Institutional Developments

BACKGROUND - The new government committed to reforming several repressive laws and reforming the security forces. Steps were taken to begin a transitional justice process. Following mediation by regional leaders and the threat of a military intervention by ECOWAS former President Yahya Jammeh accepted the...

Key human rights concerns highlighted in a meeting with President Barrow

Children as young as 15 languish in prison without trial Restrictive laws still prevent peaceful protest and criticism of authorities Three people sentenced to death in 2018 During a meeting with President Adama Barrow in the capital Banjul today, Amnesty International delegates noted the...

Gambia commutes 22 death sentences to life imprisonment, a welcome step towards abolition

Responding to the news that Gambia’s President Adama Barrow has commuted the death sentences of 22 prisoners to life imprisonment, Marie-Evelyne Petrus Barry, Amnesty International West and Central Africa Regional Director-who met with the Gambian President last week - said: “The President’s commutation of these...

A Decade After Massacres, Rwanda Outlaws Ethnicity – 2004

Although he is not a government spokesman, Ernest Twahrwa can recite Rwanda's official view toward ethnicity with great precision: ''There is no ethnicity here. We are all Rwandan.'' Mr. Twahrwa, a Hutu, is halfway through a six-week government re-education camp set up to purge him...

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The Insight Show – Public Markets, A Source Of Public Disorientation Neglected By City...

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