The Gambia

Executive Director


Last week, police opened fire on unarmed protesters, killing three and injuring several others in Faraba Banta, a small town in southwestern Gambia. ICTJ condemns these acts and supports civil society and victims in their call for swift actions ensuring justice, reparations, and an independent investigation into the causes of the attacks.


Two environmental activists were killed by paramilitary forces during a protest against a sand mining company in The Gambia. This is the second time deadly force has been used on protestors since former dictator Yahya Jammeh was voted out of office and fled in early 2017. President Adama Barrow promised full application of the law to ensure justice and accountability.

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