Arrested, tortured and killed in prison on April 15,, 2016

Solo Sandeng Youth Leader

Mariama Jawara Youth Activist

The following were arrested and or unaccounted for since their abduction on April 14th, 2016

  1. Ousianou Darboe (Leader and SG of UDP)
  2. Momodou Sanneh
  3. Lamin Dibba
  4. Kemeseng Janneh (former minority leader in the National Assembly)
  5. Femi Peters (Publicity Secretary)
  6. Fakebba Colley
  7. Lamin Jatta
  8. Jukuba Suso
  9. Lamin Ceesay-Kiang
  10. Tapha Makalo
  11. Fanta Darboe
  12. Doudo Ceesay
  13. Ismaila Ceesay
  14. Kebba Khan
  15. Amadou Saho
  16. Alhagie Fatty
  17. Omar Drammeh
  18. Lalo Jawla
  19. Arfang Amadou
  20. Saho Jesuwang
  21. Lamin Manjang
  22. Alhagie Njie
  23. Abdou Camara
  24. Lamin Komma
  25. Solo Sandeng (died under police custody)
  26. Falang Sonko
  27. Modou Ndom
  28. Lang Marong
  29. Fatoumatta Jawara (beaten to a coma and feared dead)
  30. Nokoi Njai
  31. Fatou Camara
  32. Baba Ceesay
  33. Jula Jah (commonly known as Omar Jah)
  34. Baboucarr Touray
  35. Baboucarr Giteh
  36. Lamin Janneh
  37. Kebba K. Bojang
  38. Tapha Makalo
  39. Fatou Darbo Jawara
  40. Bamba Jallow

Prisoners execute in Mile 2 Prisons August 23, 2012

  1. Lamin B. Darboe
  2. Alieu Bah
  3. Lamin Jarju
  4. Dawda Bojang
  5. Malang Sonko
  6. Lamin F Jammeh
  7. Gibril Bah (Senegalese)
  8. Tabara Samba, raped multiple times before her execution (Senegalese, female)

Gambians recently murdered on orders of Yahya Jammeh

Abdoulie Colley, Abuko Village

Musa Badjie, collapsed and died in Mile 2 Prison, August 25, 2012

Wuyeh Colley, Kanunorr village, murdered August 22, 2012

Enor Colley, Kanunorr village, murdered August 22, 2012

Regime’s witching-hunting Kangaroo Trials

GAMCOTRAP’s Dr. Isatou Touray and Co. trials

GNOC’s Beatrice Allen and Co. trials

Suruwa Wawa B. Jaiteh and Dr. Loum’s trials

Dr. Amadou Jallow and Co. trials

Dr. Alasan Bah and Co’s trials

Recent arrest, detention and charged with treason

Amadou Scattred Janneh, former minister of Information

Ndey Tapha Sosseh, former president of the Gambia Press Union

Mathew K. Jallow

Famara Demba

Modou Keita

Ebrima Jallow

Michael C. Uche Thomas (died in prison)

Torture and Yahya Jammeh’s convoy related deaths

Demba Sibey of Numuyel village

A third grader from Saaba Primary School

A young girl killed Yahya Jammeh’s motorcade/Gunjur prayer fest

Paul Bass NIA operative killed by Jammeh’s convoy

Arab businessman dead in collided with Jammeh’s convoy

A soldier from Sintet village killed escorting Jammeh’s convoy

A little girl killed by convoy during Mauritanian President’s visit

A child killed by stampede for Jammeh’s biscuits at Sere Kunda market

In total since 1994 nearly twenty people; children and adults have died as a direct result of Yahya Jammeh’s speeding convoys and biscuit throwing to crowds.

Recent Arrests of journalists

Sports Editor Nanama Keita, facing witch-hunting/Kangaroo Trial

Ahmed Alota, arrested, detained, released

Executed and Murdered Civilian and Military

Ousman Koro Ceesay

Deyda Hydara

Sidia Sanyang

Ebrima Chief Manneh

Omar Barrow

Lamin Sanneh

Ousman Ceesay

Sarjo Kunjang

Ebrima Barry

Ousman Ceesay

Saja Kujabi

Haruna Jammeh

Yaya Jammeh

Daba Marena

Staff Sergeant Manlafi Corr

Sergeant Major Alpha Bah

Lieut. Ebou Lowe

Lieut. Alieu Ceesay

Sgt. Fafa Nyang

Lieut. Basiru Barrow

Cpt. Sadibou Hydara

Lieut. Almamo Manneh

Lieut. Abdoulie Dot Faal

Lieut. Bakary Manneh

Lieut. Buba Jammeh

Lieut. Momodou Lamin Darboe

Cadet Officer Sillah

Lieut. Basiru Camara

Corpl. Mendy

Lieut. Gibril Saye

Sergeant Dumbuya

Momodou Sowe

Gambians detained, released in Jail or murdered between 1994-2012

RSM Alpha Bah (exected

Major Ebrima Bah

Lt Momodou Alieu Ba

Corporal Samba Bah

Tijan Bahoum: Power Supply Director NAWEC

Kemo Balajo: ex-National Intelligence Agency

Foday Barry: ex-NIA; director of Intelligence

Ourani Barry: ex-Senior Civil Servant

Lamin Bojang: Medical Research Council

Ebrima Camara: ex-police officer

Omar Barru Camara: ex-MP APRC

Captain Wassa Camara

2nd Lt Alieu Ceesay

Lamin Ceesay: Politician

Madi Ceesay: President, Gambia Press Union

Awa Darboe Cham: wife of alleged coup leader Ndure Cham

Lamin Cham: ex-Daily Observer, BBC correspondent

Lamin Cham: Politician

Momat Cham: former minister

Momodou Cadi Cham: former politician

Superintendent Abdoulie Colley: ex-police officer

Retired Colonel Abdoulie Conteh: former KMC Mayor

Staff Sergeant Manlafi Corr

Captain Bunja Darboe

Lamin R. Darboe: Politician

Lamin Saiba Darboe

Captain Yaya Darboe

Adama Deen: former Managing Director Gambia Ports Authority

Demba Dem: ex-MP APRC

Momodou Demba: Politician

Mariam Denton: Human Rights Lawyer

Raif Diab: Businessman

Ramzia Diab: former nominated MP, APRC

Musa Dibba: ex-NIA Director of Finance

Sheriff Mustapha Dibba: ex-Assembly Speaker

Baba Drammeh: ex-Independent Electoral

Commission (IEC) officer

Omar Faal: Marabout

Ansumana Fadera: ex-Senior Civil Servant

Jerreh Fatty: Politician

Lamin Fatty: journalist, The Independent newspaper

Mariama Fatty: Politician

Kebba Faye: ex-Senior Civil Servant

Tamba Fofana: Head Master

Abdou Gafar: journalist, Daily Express newspaper

Lamin Gassama: Security Manager, Banjul International Airport

Antouman Gaye: Lawyer

Pa Njie Guirigara: General Manager, VM

Sarane Hydara: ex-Senior Civil Servant

Captain Abdoukarim Jah

Karamo Jaiteh: former Managing Director, Gambia Roads Authority

Suruwa Wawa B Jaiteh: former Permanent Secretary

Staff Sergeant Buba Jammeh

Haruna Jammeh. Villager

Kebbaringo Jammeh: Councilor

Marcel Jammeh. Villager

Lance Corporal Babou Janha

Amie Jarju. Villager

Cherno Ndure Jarju: Politician

Lamin Jarsey: Politician

Tamsir Jassey: ex-Deputy Inspector General Police, Director of Immigration

Dudu Kassa Jatta: Politician

Ousman Rambo Jatta: Councilor

Colonel Vincent Jatta: ex-Chief of Defense Staff (deceased)

Momodou Jaw: ex-IEC officer

Abdoulie Kanaji Jawla: MP, APRC

Baboucarr Jobarteh: ex-Protocol Officer

Maimuna Jobarteh: Politician

Abdou Jobe: Managing Director, NAWEC

Alieu Jobe: ex-Accountant General

Duta Kamaso: ex-MP, APRC

Kanyiba Kanyi: Politician

Lamin Keita: ex-Senior Civil Servant

Nato Keita: Politician

Abdoulie Kujabi: ex-Director General, NIA

Jasaji Kujabi

Dr. Badara Loum: ex-Permanent Secretary

Lt Ebou Lowe

Mustapha Lowe: College student

Bamba Manneh: ex-NIA operative

Chief Ebrima B. Manneh: journalist, Daily Observer newspaper

Fatou Jaw Manneh: journalist

Kebba Yorro Manneh: Politician

Daba Marena: ex-Director General, NIA

Malick M’boob: ex-Daily Observer, RV

Sulayman Sait M’boob: ex-Minister, IEC Commissioner

Sergeant Buba Mendy

Captain Pierre Mendy

Omar Ndow: former Managing Director of Gamtel/Gamcel

Ndondi S.Z. Njie: former Chairman of IEC

Alhagie Nyabally: ex-President, Gambia Student Union

Alassan Nyassi

Balla Nyassi

Dr. Badara Loum: Former Permanent Secretary, Agriculture

Private Alagie Nying: Gambia National Army

Sam Obi: Daily Express, RFI correspondent

Baba Saho: ex-NIA director, External Security

Musa Saidykhan: former Editor-In-Chief, The Independent newspaper

Betrand Sambou

Dodou Sanneh: former journalist, GRTS

Ebrima Sillah Sanneh: ex-IEC officer

Lamin Sanneh: former Permanent Secretary

Sergeant Abdoulie Sanyang

2nd Lt Pharing Sanyang: Gambia National Army

Commander MB Sarr: Gambia National Army

Lt M. Savage: Gambia National Army

Ebou Secka: ex-Senior Civil Servant

Nourou Secka: ex-NIA operative

Momodou Senghore: ex-Senior Civil Servant

Ousman Sey: Marabout

Musa Sheriff: journalist, Gambia News & Report magazine

Amie Sillah: journalist, women activist

Alieu Singhateh: ex-NIA operative

Kebba Singhateh: Politician

Modou Sonko: journalist, Daily Observer newspaper

Private Ebrima Sonko

Juldeh Sowe: journalist, The Independent newspaper

Issac Success: journalist, Daily Express newspaper

Azziz Tamba: Politician

Ebou Waggeh

Arrest and Detention of Journalists

October 2005: Abdoulie Sey

2005: Musa Saidykhan

March 2006: Musa Saidykhan

March 2006: Madi Ceesay

April 2006: Lamin Fatty

Journalists on Exile in Senegal, Europe and the US

Pa Ousman Darboe

Alieu Badara Sowe

Pa Ousman Darboe

Musa Saidykhan

Sulayman Makalo

Omar Bah

Alhagie Mbye

Ebrima Sillah

Augustus Mendy

Bankole Thompson

Papa Colley

Sulayman Darboe

Fatou Jaw Manneh

Pa Omar Jatta

Momodou Thomas

Musa Saidykhan

Ansumana Badjie

Pa Samba Jaw

Sarjo Bayang

Pa Nderry Mbai

Cherno Baba Jallow

Ebrima Ceesay

Baba Galleh Jallow

Ebrima G. Sankareh

Yankuba Jambang

Mathew K. Jallow

Military/Security mysterious deaths

Captain Tumbul Tamba

Captain Musa Jammeh

Colonel Vincent Jatta

Lieut. Solomon Jammeh

Pa M. Jallow

Manlafi Sanyang

Boye Bah

Momodou Bah

Illo Jallow

Military/Security/Civilian recently detained

Lang Tombong Tamba

Bore Badjie

Omar Bun Mbye

Demba Njie

Lamin Fatty

Yankuba Drammeh

Malamin Jarju

Kawsu (Bombardier) Camara

Ngorr Secka, NIA

Ensa Badjie

Bun Sanneh

Sarjo Fofana

Military/Security/Civilians: detained, released, fled

Captain Bunja Darboe

Capt Yahya Darboe

Capt. Wassa Camara

2nd Lt Pharing Sanyang

Alieu Jobe

Tamsir Jasseh

Omar Faal

Demba Dem,

Col. Ndure Cham

Abdoulie Kujabi

Kemo Balajo

Alieu Singhateh

Foday Barry

Landing Sanneh

Executed Military and Security officers 2006

Alieu Ceesay

Alpha Bah

Manlafi Corr

Ebou Lowe

Daba Marenah

Students Massacred April 11th. 2000

Reginald Carrol

Karamo Barrow

Lamin A. Bojang

Ousman Sabally

Sainey Nyabally

Ousman Sembene

Bakary Njie

Claesco Pierra

Momodou Lamin Njie

Ebrima Barry

Wuyea Foday Mansareh

Bamba Jobarteh

Momodou Lamin Chune

Abdoulie Sanyang

Omar Barrow

Burama Badjie

Gambians Missing and Disappeared Since 2005

Ebrima (Chief) Manneh: arrested July 2006

Kanyiba Kanyi arrested September 2006

Haruna Jammeh arrested in 2005

Marcie Jammeh arrested in 2005

Alfusainey Jammeh arrested in 2005

Momodou Lamin Nyassi arrested in 2005

Ndongo M’boob arrested in 2006

Buba Sanyang arrested in 2006

Alieu Lowe arrested in March 2006,

Sgt. Sam Kambai arrested in 2006

Bakary Gassama arrested in 2007

Kebba Secka arrested in 2007

Ebrima Dibba arrested in May 2008,

Ebrima Kunchi Jammeh arrested in May 2008

Cases of Regime ordered Arsons and arrest orders against media personals.

August 8th. 2001, Radio Station 1 FM, was set ablaze around 2 a.m. in the morning, after proprietor George Christensen and his watchman were doused with hazardous chemicals in the hope of incinerating them. The two victims survived the ordeal, but the station was a total loss.

August 10th. 2001, the home of Alieu Bah, Radio I FM journalist, who moderated debates and discussions between prominent personalities, was set ablaze around 3 a.m. while he, his wife and children were asleep. The family narrowly escaped death, but the house was gutted to the ground.

October 17th. 2003, The Independent Newspaper premises were set on fire around 3 a.m in the morning when three unidentified masked men stormed the building, assaulted the night watchman and then sprayed him with fire hazard chemical in the hope he would burn to death. But he luckily survived the assault. The premises were destroyed beyond recognition.

April 13th. 2004, the Kanifing printing facilities of the Independent Newspaper was set on fire around 2 a.m. by six individuals dressed in military fatigue. The printing machinery and other hardware equipment were completely destroyed.

August 15th. 2004, the home of B.B.C reporter, Ebrima Sillah was set on fire as he slept. He narrowly escaped.

Arrests and Detentions of Journalists

September 19th. 2003, around 6 p.m. Abdoulie Sey, the Editor-in-Chief, The Independent Newspaper was arrested from his office by intelligence agents and held incommunicado. He was released four days later.

September 2005, Musa Saidykhan, Editor-in-Chief, The Independent Newspaper, was detained for interrogation for a brief period of time shortly after returning from a South African journalist conference.

March 27th. 2006, Musa Saidykhan, Editor-in-Chief, The Independent Newspaper, was arrested again by security agents a few days after publishing an article critical of Yahya Jammeh’s reactions in the wake of an alleged coup attempt on March 21, 2007. He was released after three weeks in detention.

March 2006, Madi Ceesay, The Independent General Manager, arrested by the regime’s agents, was released after three weeks of detention.

April 10th. 2006, Independent reporter, Lamin Fatty was arrested from his home by NIA agents and released after two months in detention and charged with false publication.

April 25th. 2006, Independent receptionist, Juldeh Sowe, was arrested and released after several hours.

July 7th. 2006, Daily Observer journalist, Ebrima Chief Manneh, was arrested by NIA officials from the Observer premises, was seen in public once after two years detention, at the Royal Victoria Hospital, sick and emaciated. Six powerful U.S Senators; Edward Kennedy, Richard (Dick) Durbin, Russell (Russ) Feingold and Joe Lieberman among others wrote to Yahya Jammeh asking him to release Journalist Manneh after being held for nearly three years. Manneh has since been confirmed murdered by Jammeh’s agents.

May 24th. 2006, following the hacking of the online, Freedom Newspaper, five Gambian journalists whose names appeared on the paper’s readers list were arrested and detained for different lengths of time. After several months they were released. They are:

Musa Sheriff

Pa Modou Faal

Lamin Cham

Sam Obi

Malick M’boob

Arbitrary arrests orders against journalistSeptember 2006, a Gambia Radio and Television Services reporter, Dodou Sanneh, was arrested and detained, and later fired, rehired and fired again from his job government job.

March 28th. 2007, Fatou Jaw Manneh, a U.S. based Gambian journalist, was arrested at the airport, her traveling documents seized and charged with sedition. Her Kangaroo trial lasted more than a year. Her heavy fine was paid with donations from family and friends from all around the world.

December 16th. 2005, police ruffed Ramatoulie Charreh up after the participants in a conference she attended, attempted to visit the spot where journalist Deyda Hydara was gunned down.

2006, Njaimeh Bah, Point Newspaper reporter, attacked by unknown assailants, was severely beaten.

December 12. 2006, Baron Eloagou, reporter for the Daily Express, was severely beaten by unknown assailants.

December 2006, Abdougafar Olademinji, reporter for the Daily Express, was attacked by unknown assailants and beaten severely.

June 14th. 2009, seven journalists and members of the Gambia Press Union (GPU), were rounded up from various locations by heavily armed paramilitary agents and detained at NIA headquarters before being transferred to the notorious Mile 2 prison outside Banjul. The group listed below, were granted bail and charged with publishing seditious material and their case is ongoing despite protestations of regional and international organizations such as Media Foundation for West Africa, Amnesty International, Community to Protect Journalists.

Emil Touray, Secretary General Gambia Press Union

Sarata Jabbi Dibba, Vice President, Gambia Press Union

Pa Modou Faal, Treasurer, Gambia Press Union

Pap Saine, Managing Director, The Point Newspaper

Ebou Sawaneh, Editor, The Point Newspaper

Sam Sarr, Managing Editor, The Foroyaa Newspaper

Abubakr Saidy-Khan, journalist, Foroyaa newspaper.

June 16th. 2009, Abdulhamid Adiamoh, Publisher of Today Newspaper, was arrested for false publication and detained at National Intelligence headquarters. Forced to plead guilty or face deportation back to Nigeria, he was fine an extortive amount of money or face six months jail time.

June 22nd. 2009, Augustine Kanja, a reporter for The Point Newspaper, was arrested and detained by security agents. He was released June 25th, 2009.

In 2012, Baba Mansally was among ten Gambians who fled the country after it was discovered they were supplying information to Gambian media in the US and UK. Two of those arrested by the regime have since died in the notorious Mile Two Central Prison in the outskirts of the capital.

Attempted Murders: Fled Gambia

Ousman Sillah: Attorney/Lawyer

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