Gambia: Further information: Drop charges against human rights defender: Madi Jobarteh

In May 2022, the Gambian President accused human rights defender, Madi Jobarteh of being a “troublemaker” who wants to bring violence into the country. Since then, he has been receiving online threats, harassment and intimidation from the Gambian authorities (including unlawful surveillance) and was arbitrarily arrested and detained. On 9 November 2023, he was charged with seditious intention, incitement to violence, false broadcasting and information. Amnesty International is concerned that the charges against Madi Jobarteh are politically motivated as they are based on his activities as a human rights defender, in violation of his rights to freedom of expression and association.

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