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(Oct 23, 2012) On October 19, 2012, the Gambia Supreme Court upheld the treason convictions of seven men, including the former Chief of Defense Staff, Lieutenant General Lang Tombong Tamba. The defendants originally were convicted in 2010 and given death sentences. (Jaimie Cremeans, AI: Gambia Convicts at Risk of Execution After Supreme Court Decision, PAPER CHASE NEWSBURST (Oct. 20, 2012).)
Amnesty International (AI) has issued a statement calling on the Gambian government to allow the men to make maximum use of the appeals process. (Press Release, Amnesty International, Seven Men at Imminent Risk of Execution in The Gambia (Oct. 19, 2012).) The statement goes on to point out that under
AI's West Africa Program Director, Lucy Freeman, argued that
|Author:||Constance Johnson More by this author|
|Topic:||Capital punishment More on this topic|
|Jurisdiction:||Gambia More about this jurisdiction|
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Last updated: 10/23/2012