UN Rights Commissioner speaks against Gambia

By Sanna Camara   UN High Commissioner for Human Rights has today criticized a recent amendment to the Criminal Code of The Gambia, as well as alarm at reports of a wave of arbitrary arrests and detention of individuals perceived to be homosexual in The Gambia. Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein said The Gambia’s new law “replicates a… Continue reading UN Rights Commissioner speaks against Gambia

Dr. Janneh: ‘Jammeh can press 200 treason charges against me’

By Sanna Camara The civil society activist Dr. Amadou Scattred Janneh, has reacted that even if 200 charges of treason are pressed against him, it will not change anything for him as far as the struggle againt dictatorship in The Gambia is concerned. His reaction follows reports that the Jammeh regime has today pressed fresh charges… Continue reading Dr. Janneh: ‘Jammeh can press 200 treason charges against me’

New coalition calls on world leaders to hold the Gambia accountable

By Sanna Camara A new civil society coalition calling itself Waatoh Seeta (Mandinkq for ‘Time is up’) has called upon the international community to hold the Gambia Government accountable for gross human rights violations against the country’s citizens. The coalition, which brings together several other civil society oraqnisqtions such qs Coalition for Change Gambia, the National Transitional… Continue reading New coalition calls on world leaders to hold the Gambia accountable

Fresh reasons explain Amadou Samba’s ‘attack’ in Senegal

By Sanna Camara Following the weekend fiasco between Gambia’s business tycoon and opposition movement leader at Senegalese hotel, fresh reasons are emerging to further explain the incident in detaail: Youssou Ndour’s L’Observateur newspaper reported on Mondqy that there was a fight between Sheikh Seedia Bayo, Chairman of the National Transitional Council of The Gambia and… Continue reading Fresh reasons explain Amadou Samba’s ‘attack’ in Senegal

The Gambia: UN human rights team prevented from completing torture, killing investigations

By Sanna Camara The United Nations Special Rapporteurs Christof Heyns and Juan Méndez have been prevented from completing a torture and killing investigation during the first visit ever to The Gambia. According to a news release issued this afternoon, the mission which was being conducted by experts of the independent fact-finding mechanism of the Human… Continue reading The Gambia: UN human rights team prevented from completing torture, killing investigations

Over 170 human rights recommendations for Gambia

By Sanna Camara The Working Group on the Universal Periodic Review (UPR), established in accordance with (the UN) Human Rights Council resolution 5/1 of 18 June 2007, has posed 171 recommendations for the government of The Gambia to consolidate its human righst situation in accordnce with its international obligations. The review of The Gambia, held at… Continue reading Over 170 human rights recommendations for Gambia