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Gambia: President Jammeh must retract call for execution of death row inmates

Headline Title:  Gambia: President Jammeh must retract call for execution of death row inmates 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 International said today.President Jammeh made the comments in a televised address broadcast on Sunday evening and again on Monday to mark the Muslim feast of Eid-al-Fitrt.If executions are carried out in Gambia, it will mark an end of a 27-year period without executions. The last execution in The…

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