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Stop The Gambia's Execution Spree! ACTION
World  (tags: world, Gambia, executions, violence, Yahya Jammeh, humanrights, corruption, death, politics )

Nancy
- 709 days ago - amnesty.ca
The death penalty in The Gambia is often used to punish "treason" as a tool for quashing political dissent. International standards on fair trials, including presumption of innocence, access to lawyers and avenues for appeals are often not respected.
1,000 'Witches' Arrested and Drugged in Gambia
World  (tags: world, africa, witch hunts, death, gambia, religion, superstition, violence, politics, government, freedoms, crime, HumanRights, humans )

Tom
- 1981 days ago - telegraph.co.uk
Witch doctors and security forces in Gambia have detained up to 1,000 people on suspicion of being witches, Amnesty International said. Victims were held in secret detention camps for up to five days and forced to drink hallucinogenic substances.
ON THIS DAY - 1965: Countdown to Gambian Independence
World  (tags: britain, gambia, africa, independence, 1965, on this day )

Chrissy
- 2376 days ago - news.bbc.co.uk
The Duke and Duchess of Kent have celebrated the end of 300 years of colonial rule in Gambia with 35 chiefs. At midnight Gambia will become the smallest - and 37th - sovereign state in Africa and the last of Britain's West African colonies to gain indepen
   

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