12 June 2011

Gambia: Petition for the Release of Dr. Amadou Scattred Janneh and Others

Petition for the Release of Dr. Amadou Scattred Janneh and Others
Ndey Tapha Sosseh; Coalition for Change Gambia - CCG (Gambia)
Mathew K. Jallow; National Movement for Restoration of Democracy Gambia (US)

Abdoulie Jobe; Coalition for Human Rights The Gambia (UK)
Banka Manneh; Save The Gambia Democracy Project – STGDP (US)

Alieu Badara Ceesay; Campaign for Human Rights The Gambia (CHRG) – Scotland
Yaya Dampha; Human Rights for All ( Sweden
Bubacarr Baldeh; United Gambia for Democracy and Freedom (Senegal)

The Executive committee of the Coalition for Change-Gambia, in collaboration with the Gambian civil society organizations around the world, call on all Gambians, friends of The Gambia and Human Rights groups around the world to join us in condemning the unlawful arrest and continued detention of Dr. Amadou Scattred Janneh and others.
Dr Amadou Scattred Janneh and others, whose identities are still unclear, were arrested Tuesday June 7, Wednesday 8 and Thursday 9 June 2011.
We the undersigned Gambian civil society organizations, hereby call on the Government of The Gambia to comply with the demand to:

  • Immediately and unconditionally release Dr. Janneh and everyone associated with his arrest, or charge them as the 72 hours provision as stipulated in The Gambian Constitution has expired
  • Grant Dr. Janneh and others linked to his arrest immediate access to legal counsel;
  • Treat Dr Janneh and others arrested alongside him humanely, with dignity and not subject them to torture or any other form of physical trauma;
  • Allow the family members of Dr Janneh and others arrested with him unfettered access to them;
  • Jealously follow and respect the spirit of the laws and the Constitution of The Gambia in the treatment of the detainees;
  • Transparently, judiciously and speedily resolve this unlawful arrest and detention against innocent citizens
We further call on all Gambians, friends of The Gambia, the international community, and International and Regional Human Rights organizations to support calls for the unconditional release of Dr. Amadou Janneh and all those arrested with him by signing this petition. We highly appreciate your fraternal cooperation in this most egregious case of state over-handedness.
You can view and sign this petition at: http://www.thepetitionsite.com/takeaction/731/224/590/

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