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US Applauds Gambia Amnesty With But

US Applauds Gambia Amnesty With But

Press Statement John Kirby Department Spokesperson Washington, DC July 28, 2015 The United States notes President Jammeh’s decision to pardon and release at least 200 prisoners and welcomes, in particular, his decision to release, after a lengthy period of detention without charge, family members of[Read More…]

by July 28, 2015 0 comments News
Prison Chief Cheers Prisoner Release

Prison Chief Cheers Prisoner Release

The Gambia’s Director of Prisons has cheered President Yahya Jammeh’s prisoner release, saying it would reduce the government’s 1.5 million dalasi monthly allocated budget for Mile 2 Central Prisons. David Colley described the 21st July 22 celebration during which President Jammeh announced granting amnesty to[Read More…]

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Released Gambian Prisoners Fleeing To Avoid Re-arrest

Released Gambian Prisoners Fleeing To Avoid Re-arrest

Many of the reported 200 detainees released from Gambia’s notorious Mile 2 prison in Banjul are trying to get out of the country as soon as possible in order to avoid being picked up by police again, according to a former Gambian high-ranking official who[Read More…]

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DUGA Rejects Jammeh’s Clemency

DUGA Rejects Jammeh’s Clemency

DUGA wholeheartedly welcomes the release of detainees from Gambian prisons and detention centers. Despite the fact that many are innocent and committed no offense to warrant detention, we celebrate with them and their family members on their reunions, and escape from the deplorable conditions they[Read More…]

by July 26, 2015 0 comments News
Prisoner Pardon Invites Mixed Reactions

Prisoner Pardon Invites Mixed Reactions

The release on Friday of high profile prisoners by the authorities has prompted mixed reactions in and outside the Gambia. “We received the “amnesty” fanfare with circumspection. The dismal record of Yaya Jammeh on willfully breaking solemn constitutional oaths, religious oaths, political pledges, propensity for half-truths and stupendous deceptive[Read More…]

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Amnesty Should Include All Those Detained For Expressing Dissent

Amnesty Should Include All Those Detained For Expressing Dissent

The release of at least 200 prisoners is a welcome step forward for human rights in Gambia, but should go further to release other prisoners of conscience still detained in the country , Amnesty International said today. President Yahya Jammeh has this afternoon released at[Read More…]

by July 25, 2015 0 comments News