11 January 2013

Gambia: Detained Journalist Abdoulie John Released

Journalist Abdoulie John, who was detained by the National Intelligence Agency in Banjul since Monday has been released, The Point has reliably learnt.

John, who is the Banjul editor of JollofNews website, was detained Monday after he reported to the NIA headquarters in Banjul.

"Yes, I was released this morning (Thursday), and asked to be reporting on bail," John told The Point, adding that his laptop is still with the NIA.

He was first arrested on 9th December and released the following day on bail, and required to be reporting weekly.

His detention was widely condemned by international bodies including his own JollofNews website, who called for his unconditional release.

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