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The government agreed to implement most of the recommendations of the Truth, Reconciliation and Reparations Commission, including the prosecution of former president Yahya Jammeh for human right violations during his presidency. Freedom of expression for critics of the government was under threat. The police used excessive force on protesters. Women continued to be under-represented in politics as well as in the media. Prisons remained overcrowded and people were kept in pretrial detention for long periods of time. At least five people were sentenced to death.

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