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The Gambia: Release political opponents who made TV ‘confessions’ under torture

Headline Title:  The Gambia: Release political opponents who made TV ‘confessions’ under torture 22 October 2013 Sedition charges must be dropped against three political opponents in The Gambia to make way for their immediate release, Amnesty International said, pointing to allegations the three men were tortured to “confess” on national TV.“In The Gambia, criticizing the government often carries an enormous cost. Forcing political opponents to ‘confess’ to crimes on national TV seems to be the latest callous strategy by the authorities to prevent anyone from criticizing them,” said…

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