Monday, 27 February 2017

Gambian President fires head of National Prison


Image result for The Gambia’s new president, Adama barrow has fired the head of the national prison system, for his alleged participation in abuses under the former regime.The Gambia’s new president, Adama barrow has fired the head of the national prison system, for his alleged participation in abuses under the former regime.
   According to government sources, the sacked director-general of the Gambia Prison Service, David Colley, had run the penitentiary system nearly non-stop since 1997 under Yahya Jammeh, the longtime leader of the tiny West African state who was forced out of power last month after losing an election.
    It would be recalled that the United Nations and rights groups had repeatedly condemned The Gambia’s security services under Jammeh, blaming them for arbitrary detentions, extrajudicial killings and torture.
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