Tuesday, April 7, 2015

UN High Commissioner's Office expresses concern over secret Gambian court-martial

"We are deeply concerned about the death sentences apparently imposed last week by a military tribunal in Gambia against three people accused of participating in an attempted coup last December.Three people were reportedly also sentenced to life imprisonment during the same trial, which was held in secret, despite provisions in Gambia's Constitution and Armed Forces Law stating that proceedings should be held in public."

Rupert Colville, spokesman for the 
UN High Commissioner for Human Rights,
reported here.

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