HAVE ALL THE DETAINEES BEEN RELEASED?

QUESTION OF THE DAY

HAVE ALL THE DETAINEES BEEN RELEASED?

The government should demand the CDS to visit all the detention centres of the military police to find out whether any civilian or military personnel have been detained and order their immediate release in compliance with the president’s promise that when he assumes office there will be no detention without trial.

The president should order the current secretary general, the permanent secretary ministry of the interior and the solicitor general to work together and send personnel to visit all the prisons and order the release of all those who are detained without trial in compliance with the same vision of the president. Families of prisoners who are detained without trial should contact Foroyaa for updates.

 

ECOMOG troops enter Banjul

By MUHAMMED S. BAH & Abdoulie G. Dibba

More than 15 military vehicles entered Banjul around 6-7pm on Sunday 22 January 2017.

The military vehicles were escorted by Lieutenant General Ousman Bargie Chief of Defense Staff of the Gambia Armed Forces with senior military personnel.

The troops had waited at the Denton Bridge awaiting the CDS and his entourage to escort them to statehouse. The CDS later assured the public in a television broadcast that the ECOWAS forces were not an occupation force. Continue reading