Op­po­si­tion leader Ou­sainou Dar­boe jailed

Daily Trust - - BUSINESS -

The Gam­bia’s op­po­si­tion leader Ou­sainou Dar­boe and 18 others have been jailed for three years for tak­ing part in an unau­tho­rised demon­stra­tion.

In April, they were part of a group protest­ing about the al­leged death in cus­tody of an op­po­si­tion ac­tivist.

Rights group Amnesty In­ter­na­tional de­scribed the sen­tences as part of the “con­tin­u­ing down­ward spi­ral for hu­man rights in Gam­bia”. Pres­i­dent Yahya Jam­meh has in the past dis­missed crit­i­cism of his record.

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