Life on death row: 'They had no idea ...

Life on death row: 'They had no idea they were going to be executed'

There are 4 comments on the Amnesty International USA story from Apr 18, 2013, titled Life on death row: 'They had no idea they were going to be executed'. In it, Amnesty International USA reports that:

Social activist and former Minister of Information, Amadou Janneh, was found guilty of treason and sentenced to life imprisonment in January 2012 for printing and distributing T-shirts made by the NGO 'Coalition for Change - The Gambia ,' calling for an end to "dictatorship" in the country.

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“Not ALL Black and White”

Since: Feb 13

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#1 Apr 18, 2013
terrible story. What a brave guy - it's through people like Amadou that changes are made. We are so lucky to live in a country with no dictator even though we have the worst government right now. Human rights in this country (like many other countries) are trodden on. Join Amnesty International and make a difference. Every small difference makes for changes.
mandinka warrior

Birmingham, UK

#2 Apr 18, 2013
i am so glad that amadou was able to be released and left the gambia for a life of freedom,these executions were horrendous at the time and many of us on this forum spoke outwardly against them and the president as we do today ,we have that freedom of speech gambians unfortunatley never will, while jammeh prosides over the country ,im just glad that amnesty international along with several european countries including britain and the usa and african countires stood against jammeh which in the end stopped further executions ,amnesty do an amazing job not only with stories like these exectuions but about children and women being abducted into slavery and prostition ,and they need all the help and money they can get .

“The truth shall set you free.”

Since: Sep 11

Birmingham, UK

#3 Apr 20, 2013
traumatic reading indeed, thankfully things seem to have calmed down now but he always has the option to use the "execution" card if he feels he needs to control the country.

“All the Best for 2015!”

Since: Feb 11

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#4 Apr 23, 2013
wooow!

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