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Gambian activist 'died in detention' - Amnesty International - BBC News

17.4.16

Gambian activist 'died in detention' - Amnesty International - BBC News: Amnesty International says Mr Sandeng, the National Organising Secretary of the opposition United Democratic Party (UDP), and fellow UDP member Ms Jawara were among a number of people detained after taking part in a peaceful protest on Thursday.

The group said the circumstances surrounding Mr Sandeng's death are unclear, but that he died shortly after his arrest. They are also "deeply concerned" for the welfare of Ms Jawara.

"The tragic death in detention of Solo Sandeng must leave no space for impunity. The authorities must conduct an immediate, thorough and independent investigation," said Sabrina Mahtani, Amnesty International West Africa researcher.

Senior members of the UDP, including the leader Ousainu Darboe, held a news conference earlier on Saturday in which they demanded answers.


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