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Rights Group: Gambia Holding Friends, Relatives of Coup Participants

Two rights organizations have accused the West African nation of Gambia of illegally holding dozens of friends and relatives of people accused of involvement in a coup attempt late last year. Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International said Wednesday that Gambia has detained the friends and relatives without making clear their locations, and that elderly parents and a teenage son are among the detainees. “Gambian authorities are ignoring basic human rights standards by detaining...

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