Today Monday 5th December is the appeal hearing of Lawyer Ousainou Darboe and 18 others in Banjul, Gambia. This is will be their first appearance in court since the defeat of Gambia’s long-term tyrant ruler Yahya Jammeh in 1st December presidential election.
It would be recall that Lawyer Ousainou Darboe and 19 others were arrested mid-April after peacefully protesting the arrest and killing of Solo Sandeng. Mr Sandeng was the former United Democratic Party (UDP) youth leader who took to the streets ahead of December presidential election to demand for electoral reforms where he got arrested with his fellow protesters. However, they were tortured and Solo was later killed in State custody. Continue reading