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The time to defeat impunity is running out fast!

The leader of the opposition People’s Progressive Party has sounded the bell that “our right cannot be negotiated.”

Omar Amadou Jallow was delivering a speech at the 10th anniversary of Deyda Hydara’s assassination at Tango hall last week.

“We have to come up with strategies to see actions that we can take to stop impunity in the Gambia, because our right cannot be negotiated,” Mr. Jallow said, insisting that “impunity affects not only security and development but negatively impact on people’s daily lives.”

The Effects of Impunity on Security and Development was the theme of the Gambia Press Union organized sympossium.

Hydara, the Co-proprietor and Managing Editor of The Point, was gunned down by unknown gunmen on December 16th 2004. The killers of the fearless editor remain on the loose, despite numerous national and international calls for justice.

Mr. Jallow said it is sad for people to gather yearly to remember the death of Deyda Hydra who is not only a journalist but a father and husband as well.

Jallow said a day will come when the Hydara family will smile because the hidden criminals will face justice.

He said impunity does not affect the media alone but the entire as people are witness the subsequent arrest and detention without of many Gambian without due process of the law.

“It can only be stop by Gambia to say enough and enough for impunity, we have to come together and speak out against it,” he said.

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