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The Gambia: Conditional moratorium on executions is not enough

Headline Title:  The Gambia: Conditional moratorium on executions is not enough 17 September 2012 Gambian President Yahya Jammeh’s conditional moratorium on executions of death row prisoners leaves at least 38 people at great risk of execution, Amnesty International said today.  On the evening of Friday 14 September, President Jammeh announced a moratorium on executions as the deadline he set for all death sentences to be carried out neared. The statement from the President’s office stated “what happens next will be dictated by either declining violent crime rate in which case…

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