Saturday, March 5, 2016

Alhagie Ceesay in courtroom with lawyer

Alhagie Ceesay who was tortured by NIA here with lawyer

The Working Group of the United Nations Office of the Human Rights Commissioner determination that Alhagie Abdoulie Ceesay, the 25-year old radio journalist, is being "arbitrarily detained" by the dictatorship in The Gambia is based on the fact that he's being denied his inherent right to freedom of expression and association.  He has been in detention for 8 months without bail for an offence that is bailable.

In addition to being considered to be an arbitrary detainee, the United Nations agency is also requesting the regime of Yaya Jammeh to "accord him an enforceable right to compensation."

The allegation that Alhagie Ceesay was tortured by the notorious NIA has been referred to the Special Rapporteur on Torture for further investigations and appropriate measures.