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Momodou



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Posted - 25 Jan 2017 :  12:05:00  Show Profile Send Momodou a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Some detainees released
By Mustapha Jallow

Foroyaa: January 24, 2017


http://www.foroyaa.gm/archives/14048#more-14048


Foroyaa can confirm that the following detainees have been released:

OMAR MALLEH JABANG, A BUSINESSMAN, who spent 73 days in detention at the National Intelligence Agency (NIA) headquarters in Banjul, has been released on Saturday, 21 January, 2017 around 10pm.

On Saturday, Malleh told this reporter on phone that he was picked up by men called ‘the jugulars’ and since then he was held at the NIA without any explanation as to why he was arrested and detained. Asked if the said men tortured him while he was in detention, he said he was well and safe there as the jugulars leader asked the NIA agents for his protection which they did. He has now reunited with his family.

It could be recalled that M. Jabang was abducted on Thursday, 10 November, 2016 in broad daylight at Abuko Abattoir by three men in plain clothes.


BAKARY FATTY, an agriculture reporter at the Gambia Radio and Television Services (GRTS), and a resident of Farato-Jambur, has been released on Friday, 20 January, 2017 around 6pm at the National Intelligence Agency (NIA) headquarters in Banjul.

According to Journalist Fatty, he was picked up at GRTS by NIA agents and taken to their headquarters in Banjul. He said no reason or questions were posed to him regarding why he was brought to the NIA. ‘‘I’m free finally, for more than 3 months my boss Sabally and I were arrested without any reason and none of the agents can tell us why,’’ he explained.

‘‘I have arrived home safe and well and was welcomed with a large number of my family, neighbours and other relatives coming all the way from up country, who offered prayers for me,” he said.

Bakary’s arrest came in the wake of his return from Kanilai on Monday, 7 November at a time when he was complaining of an asthmatic attack.




EX-DEPUTY MINISTER OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS, MR. MOMODOU SARJO JALLOW, has been released on Saturday, 21 January, 2017 in the morning by the National Intelligence Agency (NIA), after he was held incommunicado for 140 days without being taken to a court of law, according to his brother Gibiren Jallow.

His brother told this reporter that the former minister was unlawfully detained by state security agents for no reason. “We are finally free from this slavery. Our loved one is presently at his mother’s residence for security reasons,” he added.

It was reported that Mr Jallow was arrested since on Friday, 2 September, 2016, and detained at the NIA headquarters in Banjul.

The family had filed a suit in court for the release of Mr Jallow and the court ordered for his release but he was not released.




LIEUTENANT COLONEL MAI TOURAY, has been released from the National Intelligence Agency (NIA) headquarters in Banjul on Friday, 20 January, 2017 around 6pm, the husband told Foroyaa.

According to Mr. Sanna Cham, he received a phone call from his wife that she is finally released by the NIA and he should go and pick her up. “She is back home, relatives and friends are coming from far away to greet her and offer prayers to our family,” he disclosed to this reporter through phone.

He added that his wife was not tortured but while she was in detention, the NIA director briefed her that they do not see any crime they have committed and that the Intelligence would release them all which was done.

The resident of Faji-Kunda, was picked up by a group of men in black suits and taken away to an unknown destination on Sunday, 15 January, around 9pm, a family source revealed. She got her freedom after being held for six days incommunicado.




LIEUTENANT COLONEL SEEDY JOOF of the Gambia Armed Forces (GAF), residing in Lamin village, has finally been released on Friday, 20 January 2017, around 7pm, following his abduction by a group of soldiers, according to his son, Kebba Joof.

The son said that his father has returned home safe and well, after he went missing for 6 days.

It was earlier reported that Lt. Col. Joof was picked up by a group of soldiers in uniform who took him away to an unknown destination on Sunday, 15 January, around 9pm.



MR. OUSMAN JAMMEH was removed from his position as Deputy Minister of Agriculture President upon which he was arrested and held incommunicado, for more than a year.

On Thursday 15 October, 2015 upon his removal from office, he was held at the National Intelligence Agency (NIA) headquarters in Banjul, where he spent 91 days incommunicado before being sent to the prison. He has been finally released from custody.




MR. SANUSI SANYANG, a resident of New Jeshwang, who had gone missing for 6 months with none of his brothers nor his wife knowing where he was, has been released.



Foroyaa will find out whether other detainees and disappeared persons on its list have been released.




Related Topic: http://www.gambia.dk/forums/topic.asp?whichpage=1&TOPIC_ID=14909#80511

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Momodou



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Posted - 26 Jan 2017 :  10:46:39  Show Profile Send Momodou a Private Message  Reply with Quote
CAPT. BUBACARR BAH ALLEGES TORTURE
By Mustapha Jallow

Foroyaa: January 25, 2017


http://www.foroyaa.gm/archives/14084

Captain Bubacarr Bah, alias ‘vandam’, who was released on Friday, 20 January, 2017 around 8pm alleges that he was severely tortured while in detention.

The Nema-su resident alleges that each night, while in detention a group of masked men will come for him and take him to unknown place where they will beat him up.

According to Ousman Bah, his brother, ‘‘He was very weak and we saw injuries on his head and back. We later rushed him to a clinic in Sukuta on Saturday, 21 January, where he was briefly admitted….. He cannot even walk properly after spending 6 days in custody without access or being taken to court.”

Captain Bah, the second in command at the Republican Guard Battalion and an explosive expert and former instructor, was arrested at the Fajara Barracks by personnel of the Guards battalion at state house and taken away to an unknown destination on Sunday, 15 January, around 9 pm, while Ex- president Jammeh was still in power.

When he left home for work on a standby at the Fajara Barracks a group of soldiers came to pick him up.

The elder brother said the family is not aware of any reason why Capt. Bah was arrested and detained.

Capt. Bah, was a former military instructor, according to the brother.

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Momodou



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Posted - 26 Jan 2017 :  11:01:43  Show Profile Send Momodou a Private Message  Reply with Quote
MORE RELEASES OF DETAINEES HELD INCOMMUNICADO WITHOUT TRIAL

By Mustapha Jallow
Foroyaa: January 25, 2017


http://www.foroyaa.gm/archives/14079

Mr. SEEDY JAITEH, a former Human Resource Director at Gamcel, has been also released on Monday, 23 January, 2017 around 5pm.

His wives informed Foroyaa that their husband is finally back home and they thanked those who were supporting them while their husband was held incommunicado for more than 2 years.

Reports indicated that Mr. Jaiteh was unlawfully detained at the maximum security wing in Mile Two prison without access to his family members.

Mr Jaiteh was arrested at his residence in Manjai Kunda in the late hours of the morning on 27 August 2014 and then taken to the National Intelligence Agency (NIA) headquarters in Banjul, where he was held until 3 September, before being sent to Mile Two where he is currently held for years now without charge.

The imam of Kanifing South, ALHAGI OUSMAN SAWANEH, has been released yesterday, on 24 Januray 2017 around 5pm.

He was unlawfully held incommunicado for more than a year at Janjanbureh prison in the Central River Region (CRR) since he was picked up by men in civilian clothes around 10am on Sunday, 18 October, 2015, while leading a team of volunteers to clear the grass in the Kanifing South Cemetery.

Imam’s house was filled with a large number of family members, relatives from up country, friends and neighbourhoods who would come greet him and offering prayers him and his entire family.

He was later moved from the NIA to Janjanbureh Prison on the 27 October.

With the filing of a writ of habeas corpus by the Imam’s family, the high court in Banjul ordered for the Imam’s release on Monday, 21 March, 2016, either conditionally or unconditionally but he was still held contrary to the court order.

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Posted - 26 Jan 2017 :  11:03:55  Show Profile Send Momodou a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Tijan Barrow narrates his ordeal

By MUHAMMED S. BAH
Foroyaa: January 25, 2017

http://www.foroyaa.gm/archives/14081#more-14081

Tijan Barrow, a young Entrepreneur, alleges that he and three of his friends were arrested, tortured, detained for three days and his materials were destroyed by security officers from the NIA.

Tijan who was in his mid-30s, made this remark at Foroyaa’s Office on Sunday, 22 January, 2017 accompanied by two of his friends Saihou Keita and Ousman Obu who were also among those who were arrested.

“It was on Wednesday, 18 January, 2017 around 8pm when I was in my T- Shirt Printing Workshop in pipeline with three of my friends Ebrima Jabbi, Saihou Keita and Ousainou Obu, about 3 armed security personnel arrived with heavy guns, and riffles towards my Shop, then I decided to go out of my shop,” he said.

“Then all of a sudden I was scolded by the security on my neck and then he said so you are Tijan Barrow, the brave one to print the Gambia has decided T Shirt,” he disclosed.

He noted that, the security officers further dragged him out of his shop and asked him who are those people and whether he is working with them.

“Then I told them that they are only my friends, the one I am working with is not around,” he remarked.

He said at that moment one of the security personnel with a gun hit him with a gun on his legs, and another one gave him a slap on his left eye.

“A gun was pointed on me by a security personnel telling that I am under arrest, furthermore he added that he will jailed me and kill me as well,” Barrow explains.

He said at that Juncture the security personnel hit him again with a gun, and another hit him with a pistol on the head.

Barrow added that the security personnel started invading his shop, pulling out about 200 Gambia has Decided T-Shirts and 400 T Shirts paraded for printing for the coalition.

He said all of these T -Shirts were put into the vehicle of the security Personnel.

Later he said they started destroying his printing machines which he uses to print his T –Shirts.

“They took about D3700 that was my brothers Money, D10,000 and another money which I didn’t know the amount, which was owned by some people who came to print their T- Shirts,” he remarked.

Barrow said he and his friends were later taken to the NIA headquarters in Banjul that night.

“I was separated with my friends, and we met there lot of detainees including the soldiers that were arrested during the political impasse,” he remarked.

He said they were arrested since on the 18 January until the 21st of January 2017 around 11pm that was when they were released.

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Momodou



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Posted - 26 Jan 2017 :  11:35:31  Show Profile Send Momodou a Private Message  Reply with Quote

Touray Darboe released after 9 months unlawful detention


By Kebba Jeffang
Foroyaa: January 25, 2017

http://www.foroyaa.gm/archives/14077

The family source confirmed to this paper on Tuesday, January 24, that Dembo but commonly called Touray Darboe has been released from state custody of Mile 2 after 9 months of detention without trial.

His younger brother Balla Darboe while talking to this reporter said they have picked Mr. Darboe from Mile 2 prisons. He said he learnt that his brother was transferred by the national intelligence operatives to the state’s central prison last June after already spending 2 months (from April to June) in the NIA custody. He said during his detention at Mile 2, none of the family members even knew he was at Mile 2 prison much more to access him.

It could be recalled that Touray Darboe was said to have been arrested by two NIA officers at his residence in Kafuta, in Kombo East, West Coast Region, on the 16th April, 2016. This was the same day the leadership of the United Democratic Party (UDP), including the leader lawyer Ousainou Darboe, were arrested for conducting a peaceful demonstration to demand for Solo Sandeng to be produced either dead or alive who was later confirmed to be killed during detention on the 13th April.

However, the family informed this medium that their loved one was in his home village at the time of the 14 and 16 April incidents and had not taken part in any of them. Both his mother and wife spoke to this reporter immediately after his arrest, expressing their concern regarding his state of mental health as he is said to be vulnerable to a relapse if he does not take his medication.

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Posted - 26 Jan 2017 :  11:52:02  Show Profile Send rassimian a Private Message  Reply with Quote
RELEASE ALL POLITICAL PRISONERS NOW! The new Gambian Govt must in order to show that it not only believes in democracy but that it practices it, release all prisoners imprisoned during the Jammeh regime who were arbitrarily picked up for their opposition, dissent and for reasons unknown.
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Posted - 26 Jan 2017 :  13:40:59  Show Profile Send Momodou a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Yes, I have the same opinion. All political prisoners should be released immideately.
Halifa Sallah the spokesman of the coalition has informed that they have first of all asked for the release of all illegal detainees. They have also asked all families to report if their relatives have not been released.


Its been confirmed that some have died under custody such as Journalist Chief Ebrima Manneh.

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Posted - 26 Jan 2017 :  15:54:07  Show Profile Send Momodou a Private Message  Reply with Quote
By Umaru Fofana - BBC reporter

11 mins · Yundum, The Gambia ·

Swiss authorities have taken into custody #Gambia's former interior minister Ousmane Sonko as he sought asylum there. He's accused back home of torture, killings and other violations calling himself a "disciple" of Yahya Jammeh. As one of the longest serving members of the former regime, he was also head of police but fell out with his boss in November last year.

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Posted - 01 Feb 2017 :  07:42:30  Show Profile Send Momodou a Private Message  Reply with Quote
OUSMAN JAMMEH RELEASED FROM INCOMMUNICADO DETENTION

By Mustapha Jallow
Foroyaa: January 31, 2017

http://www.foroyaa.gm/archives/14156

Former deputy minister of agriculture, Mr. Ousman Jammeh, who was released on 23 January, 2017 around 4pm said he is willing to sue ex-president Yahya Jammeh for illegally detaining him without trial and denying him access to his family and friends.

Mr. Jammeh said this during a brief interview on Friday, 27 January, at his residence in Kanifing South following his release from detention by the new government.

He told the reporter that he served as deputy agriculture minister from July 2015 to October 2015. He said that he does not know why he was arrested and detained without trial for fifteen months.

The former deputy minister recalled that it was on 15 of October 2015, while he was on his way to attend the commemoration of World Food Day as well as inaugurate an event of association of livestock farms in the Upper River Region, when he was asked to return.

“…when I reached Ginnu village, I received a phone call telling me that the protocol for the vice president would like to talk to me and she told me that she wants me to return and I should report immediately at state house. When I asked whether I can stay to attend these events, she insisted that I had to go back. So I drove back to her office and on my arrival she gave me a letter and telling me “well you have been relieved from the position of deputy minister of agriculture as order came from the president. In the letter I was told to go to the office and hand over all the documents to the newly appointed person and which I complied with. While on my way, I met some men who identified themselves as agents of the National Intelligence Agency (NIA) at the door of the former vice president and they told me that I was under arrest and they asked me to go and stay at the NIA headquarters in Banjul,” he revealed.

Mr. Jammeh further explained that he was escorted by the operatives to his office to do the handing over, adding that it was on their way back when he told that he was under arrest and that the instruction is that he should be detained. “I asked what the reason was, but they again told me that they were only given instructions and they did not know the reason for my detention,” he said.

The former minister revealed that he was held for 91 days at NIA headquarters before being transferred to the maximum security wing at Mile Two prison where he spent one year three months with few days and he was released finally on the 23rd January.

He expressed relief that former president Jammeh has finally left power and that the people have gained freedom back. On how he felt now, Mr. Jammeh said he is very happy that the new government has facilitated his release from long detention without trial.

“I did not have access to my family, relatives or friends and efforts were made on several occasions to engage a lawyer. People will come to visit me at the prison but I’ill not have the chance to talk to them, my family could not see me for more than a year,” he told this reporter.

Dilating on his experience in the prison, former deputy agric minister said “Well, food was a problem, I was there for more than a year without eating meat,” he said.

He also lamented the poor hygienic condition of the prison.

“Well, I was managing my own conditions, as there were no enough drugs but my family usually provides them for me,’’ he revealed.

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Posted - 01 Feb 2017 :  07:48:03  Show Profile Send Momodou a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Family mourns soldier Tumani Jallow amid uncertainty of life
By Kebba Jeffang
Foroyaa: January 31, 2017

http://www.foroyaa.gm/archives/14149#more-14149

The family of Lance Corporal Tumani Jallow, a plain clothes state guard soldier close to former President Yahya Jammeh have begun mourning the presumed death of the young officer amid uncertainty that he is alive after months of disappearance without trace.

Amoro Kebbeh, uncle of the victim while talking to this reporter said his nephew who is about 28 years old was enrolled in the army 6 years ago, indicating that he went missing on the 15th August, 2016 after he was arrested at work.

He said they could not find out what led to his arrest and disappearance from official source.

The uncle explained, “we have tried to find him by visiting so many detention centres in the country such as the NIA headquarters in Banjul, Mile II Prisons and Janjangbureh Prison but we could not find him.”

He said the pressure on the family went even higher when they realized that he was not part of those released by the new government recently.

“Right now people have begun paying condolences to the family because it is highly believed that he was killed. This is because we conducted search on all the places and the authorities said they don’t see him so the family made charity for him,” he expressed in a sorrowful tone.

He said the 28 old was not married, but was a responsible personality.

“We are very much sad and concerned about his disappearance,” he decried.

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JERRY COLLEY RELEASED AFTER 75 DAYS IN DETENTION
By Abdoulai G. Dibba
Foroyaa: February 1, 2017

http://www.foroyaa.gm/archives/14169

Jerry Colley a member of Gambia National Armed Forces who was detained at the Yundum Barrack was released on Thursday 26th January 2017 after serving 75 days in detention.

A family member called this medium to indicate that their loved one Jerry Colley was arrested by the Military Police on the 12th of November and detained at the Yundum Barracks.

However the family said, he was released on Thursday 26th January 2017 and that they are not aware of any charge preferred against him.

It could be recall that Jerry Colley (Soldier) was part of the people listed in issue number 17 under the question of the day as people under detention without trial and called on the Government to investigate why their orders to release detainees was not adhered to.

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DETAINED FOR NINE MONTHS WITHOUT TRIAL OR INTERROGATION

By Mustapha Jallow
Foroyaa: February 3, 2017


http://www.foroyaa.gm/archives/14231


Mr. Sanusi Sanyang, a painter, who works at Batokunku Village, was arrested and detained unlawfully without being brought to court for about 9 months.
The United Democratic Party (UDP) supporter told Foroyaa that during his nine months detention, he was never interrogated by anyone.
Mr Sanyang was released on 23 January, 2017 around 6pm after the announcement by President Barrow that all detainees held unlawfully should be released. “I was held at the confinement Unit of the Prison [at Mile 2] alongside other prisoners that were [sentenced to] life imprisonment. I thank the new government for my freedom as I have escaped death after Jammeh has left power and gone to exile,’’ he asserted.
On how he got arrested, Mr. Sanyang said, one day, he returned home from work and a man told him to run away because he is in a trap and he will be arrested.
Two days later, on May 10, 2016 he was arrested and taken to the NIA headquarters where he received inhuman and degrading treatment, he added. He said at some point it was difficult for him to open his eyes as he was subjected to degrading treatment by his captors.
“I was forced to write a statement when I do not know the reason for my arrest,” Sanyang explained.
He further narrated how the inhuman and degrading treatment continued.
According to him, when a detainee is sick in prison, he is hardly taken to hospital since the wardens often prefer to treat him/her in prison.
He described the food served to them as poor, noting that it lacks vitamin and the prisoners are treated inhumanly.
He said at Mile 2, he was kept in solitary confinement in a cell for three (3) months without freedom to go out which affected his vision. He however pointed out that he was later allowed to walk within the prison yard.

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Captain Bubacarr Bah testifying at TRRC on 12-02-2019.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bq6Zvyz4kN8





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CAPT. BUBACARR BAH ALLEGES TORTURE
By Mustapha Jallow

Foroyaa: January 25, 2017


http://www.foroyaa.gm/archives/14084

Captain Bubacarr Bah, alias ‘vandam’, who was released on Friday, 20 January, 2017 around 8pm alleges that he was severely tortured while in detention.

The Nema-su resident alleges that each night, while in detention a group of masked men will come for him and take him to unknown place where they will beat him up.

According to Ousman Bah, his brother, ‘‘He was very weak and we saw injuries on his head and back. We later rushed him to a clinic in Sukuta on Saturday, 21 January, where he was briefly admitted….. He cannot even walk properly after spending 6 days in custody without access or being taken to court.”

Captain Bah, the second in command at the Republican Guard Battalion and an explosive expert and former instructor, was arrested at the Fajara Barracks by personnel of the Guards battalion at state house and taken away to an unknown destination on Sunday, 15 January, around 9 pm, while Ex- president Jammeh was still in power.

When he left home for work on a standby at the Fajara Barracks a group of soldiers came to pick him up.

The elder brother said the family is not aware of any reason why Capt. Bah was arrested and detained.

Capt. Bah, was a former military instructor, according to the brother.



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