Arrested, tortured and killed in prison on April 15,, 2016

  1. Solo Sandeng – Youth Leader
  2. Mariama Jawara – Youth Activist

The following were arrested and or unaccounted for since their abduction on April 14th, 2016

  1. Ousianou Darboe (Leader and SG of UDP)
  2. Momodou Sanneh
  3. Lamin Dibba
  4. Kemeseng Janneh (former minority leader in the National Assembly)
  5. Femi Peters (Publicity Secretary)
  6. Fakebba Colley
  7. Lamin Jatta
  8. Jukuba Suso
  9. Lamin Ceesay-Kiang
  10. Tapha Makalo
  11. Fanta Darboe
  12. Doudo Ceesay
  13. Ismaila Ceesay
  14. Kebba Khan
  15. Amadou Saho
  16. Alhagie Fatty
  17. Omar Drammeh
  18. Lalo Jawla
  19. Arfang Amadou
  20. Saho Jesuwang
  21. Lamin Manjang
  22. Alhagie Njie
  23. Abdou Camara
  24. Lamin Komma
  25. Solo Sandeng (died under NIA custody)
  26. Falang Sonko
  27. Modou Ndom
  28. Lang Marong
  29. Fatoumatta Jawara (beaten to a coma and feared dead)
  30. Nokoi Njai
  31. Fatou Camara
  32. Baba Ceesay
  33. Jula Jah (commonly known as Omar Jah)
  34. Baboucarr Touray
  35. Baboucarr Giteh
  36. Lamin Janneh
  37. Kebba K. Bojang
  38. Tapha Makalo
  39. Fatou Darbo Jawara
  40. Bamba Jallow

Prisoners executed in Mile 2 Prisons August 23, 2012

  1. Lamin B. Darboe
  2. Alieu Bah
  3. Lamin Jarju
  4. Dawda Bojang
  5. Malang Sonko
  6. Lamin F Jammeh
  7. Gibril Bah (Senegalese)
  8. Tabara Samba, raped multiple times before her execution (Senegalese, female)

Gambians recently murdered on orders of Yahya Jammeh

  1. Abdoulie Colley, Abuko Village
  2. Musa Badjie, collapsed and died in Mile 2 Prison, August 25, 2012
  3. Wuyeh Colley, Kanunorr village, murdered August 22, 2012
  4. Enor Colley, Kanunorr village, murdered August 22, 2012

Regime’s witching-hunting Kangaroo Trials

  1. GAMCOTRAP’s Dr. Isatou Touray and Co. trials
  2. GNOC’s Beatrice Allen and Co. trials
  3. Suruwa Wawa B. Jaiteh and Dr. Loum’s trials
  4. Dr. Amadou Jallow and Co. trials
  5. Dr. Alasan Bah and Co’s trials

Recent arrest, detention and unjustly charged with treason

  1. Amadou Scattred Janneh, former minister of Information
  2. Ndey Tapha Sosseh, former president of the Gambia Press Union
  3. Mathew K. Jallow
  4. Famara Demba
  5. Modou Keita
  6. Ebrima Jallow
  7. Michael C. Uche Thomas (died in prison)

Torture and Yahya Jammeh’s convoy related deaths

    1. Demba Sibey of Numuyel village
    2. A third grader from Saaba Primary School
    3. A young girl killed Yahya Jammeh’s motorcade/Gunjur prayer fest
    4. Paul Bass NIA operative killed by Jammeh’s convoy
    5. Arab businessman dead in collided with Jammeh’s convoy
    6. A soldier from Sintet village killed escorting Jammeh’s convoy
    7. A little girl killed by convoy during Mauritanian President’s visit
    8. A child killed by stampede for Jammeh’s biscuits at Sere Kunda market

In total since 1994 nearly twenty people; children and adults have died as a direct result of Yahya Jammeh’s speeding convoys and biscuit throwing to crowds.

Recent Arrests of journalists

  1. Sports Editor Nanama Keita, facing witch-hunting/Kangaroo Trial
  2. Ahmed Alota, arrested, detained, released
  3. Executed and Murdered Civilian and Military
  4. Ousman Koro Ceesay
  5. Deyda Hydara
  6. Sidia Sanyang
  7. Ebrima Chief Manneh
  8. Omar Barrow
  9. Lamin Sanneh
  10. Ousman Ceesay
  11. Sarjo Kunjang
  12. Ebrima Barry
  13. Ousman Ceesay
  14. Saja Kujabi
  15. Haruna Jammeh
  16. Yaya Jammeh
  17. Daba Marena
  18. Staff Sergeant Manlafi Corr
  19. Sergeant Major Alpha Bah
  20. Lieut. Ebou Lowe
  21. Lieut. Alieu Ceesay
  22. Sgt. Fafa Nyang
  23. Lieut. Basiru Barrow
  24. Cpt. Sadibou Hydara
  25. Lieut. Almamo Manneh
  26. Lieut. Abdoulie Dot Faal
  27. Lieut. Bakary Manneh
  28. Lieut. Buba Jammeh
  29. Lieut. Momodou Lamin Darboe
  30. Cadet Officer Sillah
  31. Lieut. Basiru Camara
  32. Corpl. Mendy
  33. Lieut. Gibril Saye
  34. Sergeant Dumbuya
  35. Momodou Sowe

Gambians detained, released in Jail or murdered between 1994-2012

  1. RSM Alpha Bah (executed)
  2. Major Ebrima Bah
  3. Lt Momodou Alieu Ba
  4. Corporal Samba Bah
  5. Tijan Bahoum: Power Supply Director NAWEC
  6. Kemo Balajo: ex-National Intelligence Agency
  7. Foday Barry: ex-NIA; director of Intelligence
  8. Ourani Barry: ex-Senior Civil Servant
  9. Lamin Bojang: Medical Research Council
  10. Ebrima Camara: ex-police officer
  11. Omar Barru Camara: ex-MP APRC
  12. Captain Wassa Camara
  13. 2nd Lt Alieu Ceesay
  14. Lamin Ceesay: Politician
  15. Madi Ceesay: President, Gambia Press Union
  16. Awa Darboe Cham: wife of alleged coup leader Ndure Cham
  17. Lamin Cham: ex-Daily Observer, BBC correspondent
  18. Lamin Cham: Politician
  19. Momat Cham: former minister
  20. Momodou Cadi Cham: former politician
  21. Superintendent Abdoulie Colley: ex-police officer
  22. Retired Colonel Abdoulie Conteh: former KMC Mayor
  23. Staff Sergeant Manlafi Corr
  24. Captain Bunja Darboe
  25. Lamin R. Darboe: Politician
  26. Lamin Saiba Darboe
  27. Captain Yaya Darboe
  28. Adama Deen: former Managing Director Gambia Ports Authority
  29. Demba Dem: ex-MP APRC
  30. Momodou Demba: Politician
  31. Mariam Denton: Human Rights Lawyer
  32. Raif Diab: Businessman
  33. Ramzia Diab: former nominated MP, APRC
  34. Musa Dibba: ex-NIA Director of Finance
  35. Sheriff Mustapha Dibba: ex-Assembly Speaker
  36. Baba Drammeh: ex-Independent Electoral
  37. Commission (IEC) officer
  38. Omar Faal: Marabout
  39. Ansumana Fadera: ex-Senior Civil Servant
  40. Jerreh Fatty: Politician
  41. Lamin Fatty: journalist, The Independent newspaper
  42. Mariama Fatty: Politician
  43. Kebba Faye: ex-Senior Civil Servant
  44. Tamba Fofana: Head Master
  45. Abdou Gafar: journalist, Daily Express newspaper
  46. Lamin Gassama: Security Manager, Banjul International Airport
  47. Antouman Gaye: Lawyer
  48. Pa Njie Guirigara: General Manager, VM
  49. Sarane Hydara: ex-Senior Civil Servant
  50. Captain Abdoukarim Jah
  51. Karamo Jaiteh: former Managing Director, Gambia Roads Authority
  52. Suruwa Wawa B Jaiteh: former Permanent Secretary
  53. Staff Sergeant Buba Jammeh
  54. Haruna Jammeh. Villager
  55. Kebbaringo Jammeh: Councilor
  56. Marcel Jammeh. Villager
  57. Lance Corporal Babou Janha
  58. Amie Jarju. Villager
  59. Cherno Ndure Jarju: Politician
  60. Lamin Jarsey: Politician
  61. Tamsir Jassey: ex-Deputy Inspector General Police, Director of Immigration
  62. Dudu Kassa Jatta: Politician
  63. Ousman Rambo Jatta: Councilor
  64. Colonel Vincent Jatta: ex-Chief of Defense Staff (deceased)
  65. Momodou Jaw: ex-IEC officer
  66. Abdoulie Kanaji Jawla: MP, APRC
  67. Baboucarr Jobarteh: ex-Protocol Officer
  68. Maimuna Jobarteh: Politician
  69. Abdou Jobe: Managing Director, NAWEC
  70. Alieu Jobe: ex-Accountant General
  71. Duta Kamaso: ex-MPRC
  72. Kanyiba Kanyi: Politician
  73. Lamin Keita: ex-Senior Civil Servant
  74. Nato Keita: Politician
  75. Abdoulie Kujabi: ex-Director General, NIA
  76. Jasaji Kujabi
  77. Dr. Badara Loum: ex-Permanent Secretary
  78. Lt Ebou Lowe
  79. Mustapha Lowe: College student
  80. Bamba Manneh: ex-NIA operative
  81. Chief Ebrima B. Manneh: journalist, Daily Observer newspaper
  82. Fatou Jaw Manneh: journalist
  83. Kebba Yorro Manneh: Politician
  84. Daba Marena: ex-Director General, NIA
  85. Malick M’boob: ex-Daily Observer, RV
  86. Sulayman Sait M’boob: ex-Minister, IEC Commissioner
  87. Sergeant Buba Mendy
  88. Captain Pierre Mendy
  89. Omar Ndow: former Managing Director of Gamtel/Gamcel
  90. Ndondi S.Z. Njie: former Chairman of IEC
  91. Alhagie Nyabally: ex-President, Gambia Student Union
  92. Alassan Nyassi
  93. Balla Nyassi
  94. Dr. Badara Loum: Former Permanent Secretary, Agriculture
  95. Private Alagie Nying: Gambia National Army
  96. Sam Obi: Daily Express, RFI correspondent
  97. Baba Saho: ex-NIA director, External Security
  98. Musa Saidykhan: former Editor-In-Chief, The Independent newspaper
  99. Betrand Sambou
  100. Dodou Sanneh: former journalist, GRTS
  101. Ebrima Sillah Sanneh: ex-IEC officer
  102. Lamin Sanneh: former Permanent Secretary
  103. Sergeant Abdoulie Sanyang
  104. 2nd Lt Pharing Sanyang: Gambia National Army
  105. Commander MB Sarr: Gambia National Army
  106. Lt M. Savage: Gambia National Army
  107. Ebou Secka: ex-Senior Civil Servant
  108. Nourou Secka: ex-NIA operative
  109. Momodou Senghore: ex-Senior Civil Servant
  110. Ousman Sey: Marabout
  111. Musa Sheriff: journalist, Gambia News & Report magazine
  112. Amie Sillah: journalist, women activist
  113. Alieu Singhateh: ex-NIA operative
  114. Kebba Singhateh: Politician
  115. Modou Sonko: journalist, Daily Observer newspaper
  116. Private Ebrima Sonko
  117. Juldeh Sowe: journalist, The Independent newspaper
  118. Issac Success: journalist, Daily Express newspaper
  119. Azziz Tamba: Politician
  120. Ebou Waggeh

Arrest and Detention of Journalists

  1. October 2005: Abdoulie Sey
  2. 2005: Musa Saidykhan
  3. March 2006: Musa Saidykhan
  4. March 2006: Madi Ceesay
  5. April 2006: Lamin Fatty

Journalists on Exile in Senegal, Europe and the US

  1. Pa Ousman Darboe
  2. Alieu Badara Sowe
  3. Pa Ousman Darboe
  4. Musa Saidykhan
  5. Sulayman Makalo
  6. Omar Bah
  7. Alhagie Mbye
  8. Ebrima Sillah
  9. Augustus Mendy
  10. Bankole Thompson
  11. Papa Colley
  12. Sulayman Darboe
  13. Fatou Jaw Manneh
  14. Pa Omar Jatta
  15. Momodou Thomas
  16. Musa Saidykhan
  17. Ansumana Badjie
  18. Pa Samba Jaw
  19. Sarjo Bayang
  20. Pa Nderry Mbai
  21. Cherno Baba Jallow
  22. Ebrima Ceesay
  23. Baba Galleh Jallow
  24. Ebrima G. Sankareh
  25. Yankuba Jambang
  26. Mathew K. Jallow

Military/Security mysterious deaths

  1. Captain Tumbul Tamba
  2. Captain Musa Jammeh
  3. Colonel Vincent Jatta
  4. Lieut. Solomon Jammeh
  5. Pa M. Jallow
  6. Manlafi Sanyang
  7. Boye Bah
  8. Momodou Bah
  9. Illo Jallow

Military/Security/Civilian recently detained

  1. Lang Tombong Tamba
  2. Bore Badjie
  3. Omar Bun Mbye
  4. Demba Njie
  5. Lamin Fatty
  6. Yankuba Drammeh
  7. Malamin Jarju
  8. Kawsu (Bombardier) Camara
  9. Ngorr Secka, NIA
  10. Ensa Badjie
  11. Bun Sanneh
  12. Sarjo Fofana

Military/Security/Civilians: detained, released, fled

  1. Captain Bunja Darboe
  2. Capt Yahya Darboe
  3. Capt. Wassa Camara
  4. 2nd Lt Pharing Sanyang
  5. Alieu Jobe
  6. Tamsir Jasseh
  7. Omar Faal
  8. Demba Dem,
  9. Col. Ndure Cham
  10. Abdoulie Kujabi
  11. Kemo Balajo
  12. Alieu Singhateh
  13. Foday Barry
  14. Landing Sanneh

Executed Military and Security officers 2006

  1. Alieu Ceesay
  2. Alpha Bah
  3. Manlafi Corr
  4. Ebou Lowe
  5. Daba Marenah
  6. Students Massacred April 11th. 2000
  7. Reginald Carrol
  8. Karamo Barrow
  9. Lamin A. Bojang
  10. Ousman Sabally
  11. Sainey Nyabally
  12. Ousman Sembene
  13. Bakary Njie
  14. Claesco Pierra
  15. Momodou Lamin Njie
  16. Ebrima Barry
  17. Wuyea Foday Mansareh
  18. Bamba Jobarteh
  19. Momodou Lamin Chune
  20. Abdoulie Sanyang
  21. Omar Barrow
  22. Burama Badjie

Gambians Missing or Disappeared Since 2005

  1. Ebrima (Chief) Manneh: arrested July 2006
  2. Kanyiba Kanyi arrested September 2006
  3. Haruna Jammeh arrested in 2005
  4. Marcie Jammeh arrested in 2005
  5. Alfusainey Jammeh arrested in 2005
  6. Momodou Lamin Nyassi arrested in 2005
  7. Ndongo M’boob arrested in 2006
  8. Buba Sanyang arrested in 2006
  9. Alieu Lowe arrested in March 2006,
  10. Sgt. Sam Kambai arrested in 2006
  11. Bakary Gassama arrested in 2007
  12. Kebba Secka arrested in 2007
  13. Ebrima Dibba arrested in May 2008,
  14. Ebrima Kunchi Jammeh arrested in May 2008

Cases of Regime ordered Arsons and arrest orders against media personals.

  1. August 8th. 2001, Radio Station 1 FM, was set ablaze around 2 a.m. in the morning, after proprietor George Christensen and his watchman were doused with hazardous chemicals in the hope of incinerating them. The two victims survived the ordeal, but the station was a total loss.
  2. August 10th. 2001, the home of Alieu Bah, Radio I FM journalist, who moderated debates and discussions between prominent personalities, was set ablaze around 3 a.m. while he, his wife and children were asleep. The family narrowly escaped death, but the house was gutted to the ground.
  3. October 17th. 2003, The Independent Newspaper premises were set on fire around 3 a.m in the morning when three unidentified masked men stormed the building, assaulted the night watchman and then sprayed him with fire hazard chemical in the hope he would burn to death. But he luckily survived the assault. The premises were destroyed beyond recognition.
  4. April 13th. 2004, the Kanifing printing facilities of the Independent Newspaper was set on fire around 2 a.m. by six individuals dressed in military fatigue. The printing machinery and other hardware equipment were completely destroyed.
  5. August 15th. 2004, the home of B.B.C reporter, Ebrima Sillah was set on fire as he slept. He narrowly escaped.

Arrests and Detentions of Journalists

  1. September 19th. 2003, around 6 p.m. Abdoulie Sey, the Editor-in-Chief, The Independent Newspaper was arrested from his office by intelligence agents and held incommunicado. He was released four days later.
  2. September 2005, Musa Saidykhan, Editor-in-Chief, The Independent Newspaper, was detained for interrogation for a brief period of time shortly after returning from a South African journalist conference.
  3. March 27th. 2006, Musa Saidykhan, Editor-in-Chief, The Independent Newspaper, was arrested again by security agents a few days after publishing an article critical of Yahya Jammeh’s reactions in the wake of an alleged coup attempt on March 21, 2007. He was released after three weeks in detention.
  4. March 2006, Madi Ceesay, The Independent General Manager, arrested by the regime’s agents, was released after three weeks of detention.
  5. April 10th. 2006, Independent reporter, Lamin Fatty was arrested from his home by NIA agents and released after two months in detention and charged with false publication.
  6. April 25th. 2006, Independent receptionist, Juldeh Sowe, was arrested and released after several hours.
  7. July 7th. 2006, Daily Observer journalist, Ebrima Chief Manneh, was arrested by NIA officials from the Observer premises, was seen in public once after two years detention, at the Royal Victoria Hospital, sick and emaciated. Six powerful U.S Senators; Edward Kennedy, Richard (Dick) Durbin, Russell (Russ) Feingold and Joe Lieberman among others wrote to Yahya Jammeh asking him to release Journalist Manneh after being held for nearly three years. Manneh has since been confirmed murdered by Jammeh’s agents.
  8. May 24th. 2006, following the hacking of the online, Freedom Newspaper, five Gambian journalists whose names appeared on the paper’s readers list were arrested and detained for different lengths of time. After several months they were released.
    They are:Musa Sheriff, Pa Modou Faal, Lamin Cham, Sam Obi, Malick M’boob.
  9. Arbitrary arrests orders against journalist September 2006, a Gambia Radio and Television Services reporter, Dodou Sanneh, was arrested and detained, and later fired, rehired and fired again from his job government job.
  10. March 28th. 2007, Fatou Jaw Manneh, a U.S. based Gambian journalist, was arrested at the airport, her traveling documents seized and charged with sedition. Her Kangaroo trial lasted more than a year. Her heavy fine was paid with donations from family and friends from all around the world
  11. December 16th. 2005, police ruffed Ramatoulie Charreh up after the participants in a conference she attended, attempted to visit the spot where journalist Deyda Hydara was gunned down.
  12. 2006, Njaimeh Bah, Point Newspaper reporter, attacked by unknown assailants, was severely beaten.
  13. December 12. 2006, Baron Eloagou, reporter for the Daily Express, was severely beaten by unknown assailants.
  14. December 2006, Abdougafar Olademinji, reporter for the Daily Express, was attacked by unknown assailants and beaten severely.
  15. June 14th. 2009, seven journalists and members of the Gambia Press Union (GPU), were rounded up from various locations by heavily armed paramilitary agents and detained at NIA headquarters before being transferred to the notorious Mile 2 prison outside Banjul. The group listed below, were granted bail and charged with publishing seditious material and their case is ongoing despite protestations of regional and international organizations such as Media Foundation for West Africa, Amnesty International, Community to Protect Journalists
  16. Emil Touray, Secretary General Gambia Press Union
  17. Sarata Jabbi Dibba, Vice President, Gambia Press Union
  18. Pa Modou Faal, Treasurer, Gambia Press Union
  19. Pap Saine, Managing Director, The Point Newspaper
  20. Ebou Sawaneh, Editor, The Point Newspaper
  21. Sam Sarr, Managing Editor, The Foroyaa Newspaper
  22. Abubakr Saidy-Khan, journalist, Foroyaa newspaper.
  23. June 16th. 2009, Abdulhamid Adiamoh, Publisher of Today Newspaper, was arrested for false publication and detained at National Intelligence headquarters. Forced to plead guilty or face deportation back to Nigeria, he was fine an extortive amount of money or face six months jail time.
  24. June 22nd. 2009, Augustine Kanja, a reporter for The Point Newspaper, was arrested and detained by security agents. He was released June 25th, 2009.
  25. In 2012, Baba Mansally was among ten Gambians who fled the country after it was discovered they were supplying information to Gambian media in the US and UK. Two of those arrested by the regime have since died in the notorious Mile Two Central Prison in the outskirts of the capital.

Attempted Murders: Fled Gambia

  1. Ousman Sillah: Attorney/Lawyer
  2. Mai Fatty: Attorney (Attorney/Lawyer)

Foreign nationals executed in Gambia

  1. 44 Ghanaians
  2. 2 Senegalese
  3. 1 Togolese
  4. 2 Nigerians

73 Ministers: Appointed and Fired

  1. Mass Axi Gai
  2. Angela Colley
  3. Kanja Sanneh
  4. Neneh Macdoual-Gaye
  5. Therese Ndong-Jatta (resigned)
  6. Maba Jobe (hired & fired before taking office)
  7. Momodou Lamin Sedat Jobe (resigned)
  8. Joseph Henry Joof (resigned)
  9. Satang Jow (retired)
  10. Yankuba Kassama
  11. Margaret Keita
  12. Ousman Badjie
  13. Samba Bah
  14. Lamin Kaba Bajo
  15. Musa Bittaye
  16. Amie Bensouda
  17. Fatou Bom Bensouda
  18. John P. Bojang
  19. Momodou Bojang
  20. Nyimasata Sanneh
  21. Bojang Mamat Cham
  22. Ebrima Ceesay
  23. Momodou Nai Ceesay
  24. Ousman Koro Ceesay (murdered)
  25. Sulayman Massaneh Ceesay
  26. Bakary Bunja Dabo
  27. Fasainey Dumbuya
  28. Samba Faal
  29. Omar Faye
  30. Sadibou Haidara (murdered)
  31. Sheikh Tijan Hydara
  32. Blaise Jagne
  33. Balla Garba Jahumpa
  34. Momodou Sarjo Jallow
  35. Dr Amadou Scattred Janneh
  36. Manlafi Jarju
  37. Tamsir Mbowe
  38. Dominic Mendy
  39. Alieu Ngum
  40. Bakary Njie
  41. Omar Njie
  42. Susan Waffa-Ogoo
  43. Hawa Sisay Sabally
  44. Sana B. Sabally
  45. Abdoulie Sallah
  46. Hassan Sallah
  47. Momodou Sallah
  48. Sidy Morro Sanneh
  49. Kebba Sanyang
  50. Samsudeen Sarr
  51. Cheyassin Secka
  52. Musa Sillah
  53. Edward Singhatey
  54. Raymond Sock
  55. Amina Faal Sonko
  56. Baboucarr Jatta
  57. Famara Jatta
  58. Kumba Ceesay-Marenah
  59. Mustapha Marong
  60. Fafa Mbai
  61. Musa Mbenga
  62. Sulayman Mboob
  63. Bolong Sonko
  64. Bai Mass Taal
  65. Fatoumatta Tambajang
  66. Bemba Tambedou
  67. Yankuba Touray
  68. Crispin Grey Johnson
  69. Antouman Saho
  70. Lamin Bojang
  71. Marie Saine Firdaus
  72. Edward Gomez
  73. Mamburay Njie

Compiled by: Mathew K Jallow
Courtesy of: Yunus Hydara

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