Gambia: More Prisoners Risk Execution
The rights group Amnesty International is warning that more prisoners in the Gambia risk execution following official confirmation that nine other death row inmates were put to death last week.
"One can only imagine the terror the death row inmates and their families are facing knowing that at any moment they could be pulled from their cells and put in front of a firing squad," the group laments.
Amnesty International, 28 August 2012
At least 38 people still on death row in The Gambia are at imminent risk of execution following official confirmation nine other death row inmates were put to death last week as ... read more »
President Jammeh Gambia.
United States Department of State, 28 August 2012
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UN News Service, 28 August 2012
An independent United Nations human rights expert today strongly condemned the recent execution of nine people in the Gambia, and called on the Government to refrain from executing ... read more »
Cameroon Tribune, 26 August 2012
President Yahya Jammeh has vowed to execute all death row prisoners by mid September. read more »
Daily Maverick, 27 August 2012
In the little West African state of Gambia, prisoners on death row have run out of time. Gambia's president wants them all killed, and quickly, to show other would-be criminals ... read more »
Vanguard, 27 August 2012
Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has sent a public urgent appeal to President Goodluck Jonathan urging him to use "his position and the country's influence ... read more »
Amnesty International, 21 August 2012
Gambian president Yahya Jammeh's reported comments that people sentenced to death in The Gambia will be executed by September must not be acted on, and must be retracted, Amnesty ... read more »
Radio France Internationale, 27 August 2012
Anti-government demos and sex strikes in Togo and criticism of President Jammeh in Gambia are among the stories catching the eye in the African papers today. read more »