The Gambia: Jailed Opposition Members Freed

December 5, 2016

Mr Darboe (left) and his supporters in the dock (Photo credit: Freedom Newspaper)

Authorities in the Gambia have on Monday freed the leader of the main opposition United Democratic Party (UDP) and his supporters who were imprisoned for taking part in an ‘unauthorised’ anti-government protest.

Lawyer Ousainou Darboe and 18 of his supporters namely;  Ousainou Darboe, Femi Peters, Lamin Dibba, Kemesseng Jammeh, Lamin Jatta, Babucarr Camara, Fakebba Colley, Ismaila Ceesay, Momodou Fatty, Dodou Ceesay, Samba Ceesay, Mamud Kinteh, Mfamara Kuyateh, Fanta Darboe, Lamin Njie, Juguna Suso, Momodou LK Sanneh, Yaya Jammeh and Masanneh Lalo Jawla were given a three year jail term in July by a high court judge in Banjul after they took to the street in April to demand justice for their party’s organising secretary, Solo Sandeng, who was arrested two days earlier and killed in detention.

Mr Sandeng had led a brief but peaceful anti-regime protest at the busy Westfield Junction, Serrekunda, calling for proper electoral reforms and the resignation of President Jammeh. (FRANCAIS) (ITALIANO) (ESPANOL) (PORTUGUES)



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