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Gambia: 137 protesters arrested in violent clashes

Reports of three people killed, while two radio stations taken off air “Yesterday’s crackdown on protesters had alarming echoes of Gambia’s brutal past” - Marta Colomer The Gambian authorities have arrested 137 people and suspended two radio stations following clashes between security forces and protesters in the country yesterday. Violence erupted in the outskirts of the Gambian capital Banjul, where activists from “Three Years Jotna movement” (Three Years Enough) had planned a peaceful protest calling for President Adama Barrow to step down after three years in office. The security forces

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Gambia: families of activists persecuted by brutal regime still seeking justice

FILM SCREENING AND Q&A: LONDON, 7pm, MONDAY 13 AUGUST 2018 Documentary tells the stories of human rights defenders fighting against former-President Jammeh’s oppressive state Many families still without answers about what happened to their loved ones “For 22 years, we documented Gambians living in a climate of fear” – Sabrina Mahtani Details: What: Film screening and Q&A with the filmmaker, Gambian activists and Amnesty researchers When: 7-9pm, Monday 13 August 2018 Where: 71a Gallery, 71 Leonard Street, London, EC2A 4QX Who: Sabrina Mahtani, Louise Hunt, Yusef Taylor, The High Commissioner

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Gambia: Withdrawal from ICC a drastic blow to countless victims globally

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Gambia: Prison sentences for opposition leaders continues downward spiral for human rights

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Gambia's latest anti-gay Bill

Gambian President Yahya Jammeh
Gambian President Yahya Jammeh © APGraphicsBank

It was already a crime to be gay in Gambia: adults found to have had consensual same-sex relationships faced up to fourteen years in prison, until October 2014 - now it's a lifetime.

An amendment to the country’s Criminal Code toughened existing laws punishing people for the 'crime' of homosexuality in Gambia and lengthened the criminal sentences for those found guilty.

GAMBIA: UN inspectors denied prison access after they condemn 'consistent practice' of torture

Gambia has again demonstrated its blatant disregard for human rights by stopping a United Nations team from investigating allegations of torture and extrajudicial killings in the country, Amnesty I

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Gambia: President must reject homophobic law with life sentence for 'aggravated homosexuality'

Gambian President Yahya Jammeh © APGraphicsBank

President Yahya Jammeh of Gambia should not sign a new Criminal Code amendment that would increase the punishment for “aggravated homosexuality” to life in prison, Amnesty International

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Jul 22 2014 12:36PM
'My life is in constant danger' - campaigning in Gambia

I’ve just spoken to a human rights activist working in Gambia. Just publishing his name would be enough to get him arrested. His powerful testimony shows why we urgently need to act to stop the intimidation of people working to uphold...

The Gambia: Seven men at risk of execution

Seven men are at imminent risk of execution in the Gambia, following Friday’s unanimous decision by the Supreme Court upholding their previous conviction for treason. Amnesty International has urged the Gambian authorities to allow time for the prisoners to make the maximum use of appeals available to them, including applying for a review of the Supreme Court decision. The timing of the announcement of the decision of the Supreme Court – at around midday on Friday – meant the men did not have time to file an application for review of the decision before the court registrars closed for the

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Sep 19 2012 8:31PM
Gambia's conditional moratorium on executions 'not good enough'

Gambia's conditional moratorium on executions 'not good enough'

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