Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Treason court-martial for coup plotters in Gambia

Five officers and an enlisted soldier in the Gambia Armed Forces are facing trial before a court-martial for their conduct in connection with a 2014 failed coup d'état attempt. Details can be found here.
The plotters were led by the former head of the presidential guard Lamin Sanneh, including two former U.S. soldiers, in a failed attempt to oust President Yahya Jammeh in December.
Two of the attackers are retired U.S. Army Captain Njaga Jagne and Papa Faal, a former U.S. Army sergeant, both are U.S. citizens.

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