November 26, 2015
Gambia Youth for Unity (GYU)

For immediate release:

GYU Fundraiser for Kartong Youth

The Gambia Youth for Unity (GYU) has launched a fundraising campaign in support of the Kartong Youth. The funds will cover the legal expenses, and logistics for youth mobilization on the ground. Legal Process. A gofundme account has been circulated which can also be found via our website, or

Currently, over 40 Kartong youth are being charged and denied bail by the Gambian regime, for merely protesting against illegal sand mining in their village. There are reports that the detainees have been seriously torture and have been denied medical attention by the security forces. GYU vehemently condemns this arbitrary behavior by the Gambian regime, and calls on all supporters of democracy to help support this fundraiser in support of the Kartong youth.

Omar Bah
GYU Chairperson



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