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Gambia: Further information on incommunicado detention/fear of torture or ill-treatment

, Index number: AFR 27/006/2006

Sixteen of those detained in connection with the alleged coup attempt of 21 March have been charged with treason and conspiracy, which carry the death penalty. Eight others are detained without charge, some of them incommunicado, and are at risk of torture. At least eight others are reportedly still detained without charge. These include Major Sang Pierre Mendy (m); Captain Muhammed Jah (m); Captain Bunja Darboe (m); Lt Wassa Camara (m); Mariam Denton (f), lawyer; Ngorr Secka (m), acting Deputy Director General, National Intelligence Agency (NIA); Abdoulie Kujabi (m), former NIA Director; Lamin Fatty (m), reporter with The Independent ; Kemo Balajo (m), former NIA senior officer; Lt Colonel Vincent Jatta (m), former chief of staff; Foday Barry (m), NIA Director of Operations; Buba Saho (m), NIA official.

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