October 20, 2012
by Jaimie Cremeans
Amnesty International (AI) on Friday urged the government of Gambia to allow time for seven men facing execution to make the maximum use of the appellate process after the Gambia Supreme Court upheld their convictions for treason. Because the court's ruling was handed down on a Friday afternoon ...[read more]
September 15, 2012
by Jaimie Cremeans
Gambian President Yahya Jammeh announced Friday that he will implement an indefinite moratorium on executions due to "numerous appeals." The international community was very critical of Jammeh when he executed nine prisoners last month after vowing to execute all death row inmates by the middle of ...[read more]
August 30, 2012
by Keith Herting
UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay urged Gambian authorities Thursday to enact an immediate moratorium on the use of the death penalty. The statement is a response to the execution of nine prisoners on Sunday following a 27-year moratorium on the practice. In addition to those ...[read more]
August 26, 2012
by Matthew Pomy
Amnesty International (AI) on Friday announced it received credible reports that nine prisoners in Gambia, which has gone more than 25 years without an execution, were executed on Thursday. The reported executions come less than a week after Gambian President Yahya Jammeh vowed to execute all ...[read more]
December 13, 2011
by Jaclyn Belczyk
Fatou Bensouda of the Gambia, Deputy Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC) was officially chosen Monday to succeed Chief Prosecutor Luis Moreno-Ocampo when his nine-year term expires next year. Liechtenstein's UN Ambassador Christian Wenaweser, outgoing president of the Assembly of ...[read more]
December 1, 2011
by Dan Taglioli
Fatou Bensouda of the Gambia, Deputy Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC), will be formally recommended Thursday to succeed Chief Prosecutor Luis Moreno-Ocampo when his nine-year term expires next year. Liechtenstein's UN Ambassador Christian Wenaweser, current president of the ...[read more]
July 15, 2010
by Hillary Stemple
A Gambian court on Thursday sentenced eight men—six former army officers and two former high-ranking government officials—to death for their roles in a 2009 coup attempt. The men were charged in March with conspiring to overthrow the government of President Yahya Jammeh. The men were foun... ...[read more]
March 19, 2010
by Matt Glenn
Gambian prosecutors on Thursday charged 10 men, including top military officials, with conspiring to overthrow the government of President Yahya Jammeh. The prosecution claims the men procured arms and troops in anticipation of a military coup. Eight of the ten men charged have been under arrest ...[read more]
March 1, 2010
by Andrew Wood
Claire Kaplun: The Universal Periodic Review of the Human Rights Council is an innovative mechanism under which each of the United Nations 192 Member States is periodically (once every four years) reviewed. At this occasion, the fulfillment of the concerned country's obligations and commi... ...[read more]
August 1, 2007
by Mike Rosen-Molina
Two men who allege that the CIA detained and tortured them in foreign prisons Wednesday joined a lawsuit filed by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) against San Jose-based Boeing subsidiary Jeppesen Dataplan. Iraqi citizen Bisher al-Rawi alleges that in 2002 he was detained while on a ...[read more]

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