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Gambian lawyers protest arrest of fellow lawyer, 2011

Time period
January, 2011 to October, 2011
Human Rights
Total points
8 out of 10 points
Name of researcher, and date dd/mm/yyyy
Christopher Capron, 02/12/2012

In 1994, the Gambian military, led in part by Yahya Jammeh, carried out a bloodless coup against Sir Dawda Jawara and his People’s Progressive Party (PPP) administration. Jammeh was an important figure in the transitional government and was elected President in 1996. He has since been reelected in 2001, 2006 and 2011. Foreign governments have given his administration mixed reviews on human rights and victim advocacy. One such time of inquiry was when his administration dismissed Nigerian-born Justice Moses B. Richards as a High Court judge in April 2010. Mr.