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Allegations of human rights abuses in Gambia

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The recent execution of nine death row inmates in Gambia took place a few days after President Yahya Jammeh said in a televised dialogue with religious leaders that he would order the execution of all the death row inmates by the end of September. The Gambian leader has been regularly criticised by rights groups for heavy-handedness. Amnesty International blames his regime for extrajudicial killings, the disappearance of journalists and political opponents and widespread torture. RFI reports on such alleged rights violations in Gambia.

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