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Gambia - Two journalists held for reporting defections from ruling party

Reporters without borders
Reporters Without Borders condemns yesterday's arbitrary arrests of Musa Sheriff, the owner and editor of the Banjul-based tri-weekly newspaper The Voice, and Sainey Marenah, one of his reporters, on a charge of “publishing false information.” They are being held in connection with a report in their paper last month that 19 members of the ruling Alliance for Patriotic Reorientation and Construction defected to the opposition United Democratic Party. “We call on the Gambian authorities to (...)

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