Further information on UA 416/92 (AFR 51/05/92, 31 December) - Sierra Leone: death penalty / legal concern / fear of further executions: 26 people executed including: James Bambay Kamara, Lieutenant Colonel James Yaya Kanu and new names: Lieutenant M A Ja

Further information on UA 416/92 (AFR 51/05/92, 31 December) - Sierra Leone: death penalty / legal concern / fear of further executions: 26 people executed including: James Bambay Kamara, Lieutenant Colonel James Yaya Kanu and new names: Lieutenant M A Ja

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Index Number: AFR 51/001/1993
Date Published: 11 January 1993
Categories: Africa, Sierra Leone

AI fears that up to six people, including those named above, may be at risk of summary execution following unfair trials before a special military tribunal. They were arrested following an alleged coup attempt on 28 December 1992. Two other members of the armed forces, Private Mohamed Osman Bangura and Lance Corporal Saidu Kargbo have been declared "wanted" in connection with the alleged coup attempt. If arrested they may also be at risk of summary trial and execution.


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