Category Archives: Gambia

‘This is not freedom … I’m just in a bigger jail’

By Imam Baba Leigh, Gambian Muslim scholar and human rights activist. Just a few days ago, on 22 October, I was given an award from the Pan-African Human Rights Defenders Network. I was not expecting it, which makes me all … Continue reading

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A year on from the Gambia’s return to executions

By Lisa Sherman-Nikolaus, West Africa researcher at Amnesty International *This blog has been adapted from a speech given at an event on 23 August 2013 with 12 other organizations in Dakar, Senegal to remember last year’s executions in the Gambia … Continue reading

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Slum residents address Africa’s human rights body to demand end to forced evictions

By Francis Makanda Sakwa, Amnesty International Kenya ‘Gender Defender’ and resident of Mathare slum, Nairobi I live in an informal settlement. I work, pay taxes, and use the money I earn to raise my children and support my family. Mine … Continue reading

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Coming together as one voice for the Gambia

By Ameen Ayodele, campaigner, Amnesty International This week, Amnesty International staff, members, and activists around the world came together as one voice to demand better human rights protection for people in the Gambia. While the Gambian government celebrated the anniversary … Continue reading

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UN discussions on an Arms Trade Treaty

By Colby Goodman, Amnesty International’s Control Arms Campaign October 7, 2009 – On a day the New York Times exposed more details about Guinean security forces recent use of weapons against thousands of peaceful protestors, Amnesty International participated in what … Continue reading

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