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Amnesty International Annual Report 2013 – The Gambia

          Gambia Head of state and government Yahya Jammeh   For the first time in nearly 30 years the death penalty was carried out, as nine death row inmates were executed without prior notification. The inmates had not exhausted all of their appeals. The authorities also repressed dissent through harassment and intimidation. Security forces routinely made …

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Gambia: The Raleigh Accord

The Raleigh Accord Raleigh, North Carolina U.S.A. May 19 2013:  The three-day Gambia Conference on Democracy and Good Governance organized by GDAG, STGDP, and DUGA successfully concluded in Raleigh, North Carolina.  The convention brought together Gambians, political leaders, civil society organizations, and non-Gambians alike, far and wide under one roof to discuss ways of restoring democracy, good governance, and the …

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Dr. Amadou Scattred Janneh Statement Prepared for Raleigh Conference on The Gambia,

  Statement Prepared for Raleigh Conference on The Gambia, May 17-19, 2013 by Dr. Amadou Scattred Janneh, Coordinator, Coaliton for Change – The Gambia (CCG) INTRODUCTION The deplorable character of The Gambia Government’s human rights record is widely known. And I doubt we will make any new revelations here. However, before prescribing any changes to the current political dispensation, one …

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Book Review: Standing Up Against Injustice – Dr. Amadou S Janneh

By D. A. Jawo Gambians have long been subjected to all sorts of rumors and allegations about the maltreatment of detainees in the hands of our security forces, with stories of both physical and mental torture being frequently administered on detainees, mostly to elicit information as well as humiliate them. However, for the simple fact that very few Gambians were …

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GAMBIA: PRINCIPAL ACT RAISES SERIOUS HUMAN RIGHTS CONCERNS

AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL PUBLIC STATEMENT AI index: AFR 27/003/2013 7 May 2013  The “Criminal Code (Amendment) Act, 2013”, also known as “The Principal Act”, was passed unanimously by the Gambian National Assembly on 16 April. Amnesty International is concerned that the Principal Act could be used by the government to restrict fundamental human rights, contrary to the Gambia’s regional and international …

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Gambia’s Yahya Jammeh named Among World’s 39 Freedom of Information Predators

(http://www.rsf.org) Reporters Without Borders / Reporters sans frontières Innermost thoughts of Presdent Yahya Jammeh, President “My detractors, of whom there are many, are too quick to forget how extraordinary I am. A traditional healer, a specialist in treating asthma and epilepsy, a doctor who has penetrated the mysteries of AIDS, obesity and the erection, I’ve been the unchallenged and unchallengeable master of Gambia …

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