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Deyda Hydara

On December 16, 2004, Deyda Hydara was murdered. While an army officer testified to his involvement and former President Yahya Jammeh's role as mastermind before Gambia's Truth, Reconciliation, and… More

Deyda Hydara

Deyda Hydara | Status: Murdered | Gambia

A newspaper publisher and press freedom champion, Deyda Hydara was gunned down in December 2004 for challenging increasingly restrictive press laws in the Gambia. More

Six Journalists Pardoned and Released

International PEN welcomes the September 3, 2009 release of the six Gambian journalists who were given a two-year prison sentence last month for sedition and defamation after they criticized… More

Six Journalists Jailed for Criticizing President

International PEN is outraged by the two-year prison sentence and heavy fines imposed on six Gambian journalists who criticized President Yahya Jammeh for making inappropriate comments about the unsolved… More

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