Archive | 10/06/2016

UDP: Jammeh’s Gov’t “Using Mercenary Judges, Unethical Prosecutors, Lying and Conniving Security Personnel,” to Legitimise Court Proceedings


Lawyer Ousainou Darboe, United Democratic Party Leader in Gambia

On Wednesday June 8 2016 the entire defense team comprising of the most senior members of the Gambian Bar Association representing lawyer Ousainou Darboe and his co-defendants angrily walked out of the courtroom in Banjul. The dramatic action was the culmination of a deliberate and persistent effort by the regime of Yahya Jammeh to railroad innocent citizens through a corrupt and subverted judicial process. Using mercenary judges, unethical prosecutors, lying and conniving security personnel, the government has effectively conspired to engage in a criminal persecution enterprise using the court proceedings as a foil. Continue reading