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Amnesty Calls for Release of Detained Gambian Opposition

An Amnesty International official says members of the Gambian opposition arrested last month by President Yahya Jammeh’s government are prisoners of conscience and should be released because they were simply expressing their political opinion as guaranteed under the Gambian constitution. This came after Gambian authorities over the weekend charged the 38 people arrested last month, including main opposition leader Ousaniou Darboe of the United Democratic Party (UDP), with conspiracy to...

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