UN calls for release of Gambian journalist

The UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention has called on the Gambian government to release journalist Chief Ebrimah Manneh, citing his arrest and detention as being without legal justification and in breach of international law. Manneh was a young journalist with The Daily Observer newspaper when he was arrested in Banjul on 11 July 2006 by Gambia’s notorious National Intelligence Agency (NIA). The NIA failed to provide a reason for Manneh’s arrest and he has since been held incommunicado. (IFEX/MFWA)

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