Gambia: Incommunicado detention/fear of torture or ill-treatment

Index Number: AFR 27/001/2006

At least 28 people, including Major Sang Pierre Mendy (m), Captain Muhammed Jah (m), Captain Bunja Darboe (m), Lt Wassa Camara (m),Famara Jammeh (m), Alpha Bah (m), Sgt Abdoulie Sanyang (m), Mamadou Cadi Cham (m), Antouman A. B. Gaye (m), Ramzia Diab (f), Musa Seydikam (m), Madi Cisey (m), and at least 16 others, have been arrested in connection with an attempted coup that allegedly took place in arch. All were detained in Banjul, and are held incommunicado. The authorities have not disclosed where they are held, and relatives and lawyers have been turned away from prisons where some are believed to be in custody.

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