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Family of Murdered Opposition Leader Speaks Out

More than six months after Solo Sandeng was beaten to death in the custody of Gambia’s National Intelligence Agency (NIA), his family still hasn’t seen the body. They may never see it.
 
 On April 14, 2016, Sandeng, a prominent activist with the…
Opposition supporters demonstrate on April 16, 2016 in the Gambian capital, Banjul, following the death in custody of opposition activist Solo Sandeng.
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Just past 10 p.m. one night in November 2012, Bakary was pushed into a cell deep inside the headquarters of Gambia’s dreaded National Intelligence Agency (NIA). The cell was so notorious it had its own name: bambadinka – “the crocodile hole.” There was…