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The Gambia: Charges against journalists over executions demo must be dropped

Headline Title:  The Gambia: Charges against journalists over executions demo must be dropped 11 September 2012 Charges against two journalists detained after they applied for permission to hold a peaceful protest over the executions of nine death row inmates must be dropped by the Gambian authorities, Amnesty International said.Baboucarr Ceesay, the First Vice President of The Gambia Press Union (GPU) and Abubacarr Saidykhan, an independent freelance journalist, were charged on 10 September with conspiracy to commit a felony. The two journalists were released on bail yesterday and…

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