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UN/ECOWAS: Release Report on Gambia Migrant Massacre

(Geneva) – Five United Nations human rights monitors have urged the UN and the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) to release their report on the 2005 massacre in Gambia of more than 50 Ghanaian and other West African migrants, Human Rights Watch and TRIAL International said today. The killings were allegedly carried out by a paramilitary unit that took orders from then-Gambian President Yahya Jammeh. “Why is this report still being hidden from us? Who are the United Nations and ECOWAS protecting?” said Martin Kyere of Ghana, the sole known survivor of the massacre. “I want to know…

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