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Soldiers Arbitrarily Detained as Political Crisis Deepens

(Dakar) – President Yahya Jammeh’s declared state of emergency in Gambia provides no justification for a crackdown on peaceful dissent around the January 19, 2017, deadline for the new government to take office, Amnesty International…
Gambian security officers at the Supreme Court in Banjul, December 5, 2016.
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The Gambian government’s repression of the political opposition in the months prior to the  December 1, 2016 presidential election threatens the fairness of the election. President Yayha Jammeh, who came to power in a 1994 coup, has used a…
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Summary In December 2016, Gambians will go to the polls to vote for a president for the fifth time since current leader Yahya Jammeh came to power in a 1994 coup. Over the past 22 years, President Jammeh and the Gambian security forces…
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 Gambia’s government commits serious human rights violations against perceived critics and political opponents, perpetuating a climate of fear and repression.  The human rights situation in Gambia has deteriorated since President Yahya Jammeh…
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Repression Intensified Since April 10 Abrogation of Constitution

(New York) - Fiji's interim government should immediately reinstate the Constitution, restore judges unlawfully removed from office, and withdraw government censors from newsrooms, Human Rights Watch said today in a letter to President Ratu Josefa Iloilo…