Gambia: Serving life imprisonment for the printing and distribution of T-shirts in The Gambia: Dr Amadou Scattred Janneh

Gambia: Serving life imprisonment for the printing and distribution of T-shirts in The Gambia: Dr Amadou Scattred Janneh

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Index Number: AFR 27/004/2012
Date Published: 23 July 2012
Categories: Gambia

Dr Amadou Scattred Janneh, a Gambian national who also has USA citizenship, was arrested on 7 June 2011 for being in possession of T-shirts made by the NGO ‘Coalition for Change – The Gambia’. He was charged with treason and, in January 2012, sentenced to life imprisonment with hard labour. Dr Janneh is currently appealing his sentence. Dr Janneh is a prisoner of conscience and must be released immediately and unconditionally.


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