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Gambia News | Women Dissidents

Six women charged as Gambian authorities crack down on growing dissent
  • The six were among at least 25 arrested in Banjul for protesting the prosecution of some 45 members of the United Democratic Party (UDP).
  • As demonstrations have continued calling for electoral reforms, protests increased following the death of UDP leader Solo Sandeng in police custody.
  • Public demonstration is rare in Gambia, where President Yahya Jammeh has taken a zero tolerance approach to dissent since taking power in 1994.

Read more:
Gambia charges six women for protesting trial of opposition figures” (Reuters)
Fifty-five Gambia UDP opposition members arrested in government crackdown, says party executive” (Radio France Internationale)
Protests signal serious challenge to Gambia’s ‘billion-year’ president” (Global Voices via The Guardian)

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