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Gambia: Fully Probe Anti-Mining Protesters’ Deaths

Expand Gambian security officers at the Supreme Court in Banjul, December 5, 2016. © 2016 Reuters The Gambian authorities should thoroughly investigate the alleged excessive use of force by police causing the deaths of two anti-sand mining demonstrators on June 18, 2018, Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International said today. The Gambian government should accelerate the reforms needed to ensure that government security forces have the supervision, training, and equipment needed to police demonstrations in accordance with international human rights standards. Witnesses said that police fired…

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