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Gambia

Free by the will of his people

05 December 2016

 

The Socialist International welcomes the release today of Ousainou Darboe, imprisoned leader of the SI member party, the United Democratic Party, UDP, arrested in April 2016 and sentenced to three years’ imprisonment, along with 18 party members and sympathisers, who were jailed following a peaceful protest in Gambia’s capital.

Our International, which called persistently for these prisoners’ release and repeatedly condemned the repression of the opposition by Gambia’s dictator Yahya Jammeh, once again pays tribute to the courageous, civic and committed adherence of the people of Gambia to the principles and values of democracy, whose victory in the elections of 1 December, has brought about the release of these political prisoners and is an example of what will continue to be achieved.

This is a victory for Gambia, for its people and for all those mobilised in support of the struggle for democracy, respect for human rights and fundamental freedoms in that country and elsewhere. It is also a concrete result of the victory of president-elect Adama Barrow and a sign of the new times that have arrived for Gambia.

The Socialist International will continue with its active campaign to free political prisoners from other jails across the world, wherever those who stand up for rights and freedoms for their peoples are incarcerated.

 

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