Monday, February 29, 2016

Yaya Jammeh must stop the killing

Yaya Jammeh 
It is being reported that the 25-year old radio journalist, Alhagie Abdoulie Ceesay, who has been in custody for over 8 months without bail, has been rushed to the hospital from the notorious Mile II prisons.  He's gravely ill.

His illness and hospital admission has been confirmed by the prosecution during a court hearing today, even though his medical status was not divulged.

The journalist who has been falsely accused of distributing photos of the Gambian dictator with a gun pointed at him has been subjected to torture over a sustained period of his being held in custody and persistently being refused bail for a bailable offence.
He's suffering from an enlarged liver as a result of the torture he's been undergoing at the hands of the National Intelligence Agency (NIA) agents.  

Despite being gravely ill which has been brought to the attention of the regime's Director of Public Prosecution, S. K. Barkum and Judge Simeon Abi, the radio journalist has been refused bail and continues to be held in one of the world's worst prisons.  He continues to be mistreated and being denied medical treatment.

Yaya Jammeh must stop killing his real and perceived political opponents as a means of holding on to power.  Gambians are yearning to be free from despotism and tyrannical rule from a regime that continues to display intolerance and brutality against a defenseless population.