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Gambia Defends Arrests of Opposition Leader and Supporters

The Gambian government is defending the arrest of several opposition leaders and their supporters.  This, as the U.N. secretary-general has called for the immediate and unconditional release of those arrested.  The United States has also condemned what it calls the Gambian government’s severe response to recent peaceful protests. Gambian security forces Saturday arrested Ousainu Darboe, leader of the country’s main opposition United Democratic Party (UDP) and some of his...

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