Gambia: Dozens Held Incommunicado, ‘Disappeared’ Reveal Whereabouts of People Arrested After December Coup Attempt
Gambian authorities have detained incommunicado, depriving them of all contact with the outside world, dozens of friends and relatives of people accused of involvement in a coup attempt since January 2015, Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International said today. Those detained include women, elderly people, and a child, and many are believed to be in ill-health. The government has refused to acknowledge the whereabouts or even the detention of many of them, effectively holding them outside of the protection of the law.
27 May 2015