Human Rights In The Gambia
That this House is deeply concerned by the continued detention of Gambian journalist Ebrima Manneh who was detained in 2006 and was said to be alive in 2011 by the Gambian Attorney General and Minister for Justice Edward Gomez; notes that since then no further information has been released about the wellbeing of Ebrima Manneh; recognises there have been recent occurrences in 2012, as reported in a Public Statement by Amnesty International, where journalists and activists have been unlawfully arrested, harassed and detained; further notes the remarks of the Attorney General and Justice Minister in the Gambian Daily News newspaper that those within the Gambian diaspora talking grimly about Gambia's human rights would experience a backlash if they returned to the Gambia; is very concerned for the safety of those Gambians who are seen as opponents of the Gambian government; and calls on the Government to urgently raise the case of Ebrima Manneh with the Gambian government as well as looking for opportunities to safeguard the human rights of Gambian nationals and diaspora.
This motion has been signed by a total of 22 MPs.
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