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This week, the European Union’s top court once again found that blanket data retention mandates are hostile to privacy and democratic freedoms, and incompatible with EU law. Such mandates require service providers to store data on all of the provider’s…
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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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 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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Today Julian Assange, the Wikileaks publisher, begins his third year confined in the Ecuadorean embassy in London. He fled there, receiving political asylum, when Sweden sought his extradition to answer sexual assault allegations. Although both Assange…