Gambia – Death of United Democratic Party activist while in custody (August 21, 2016)

France is concerned by the death, while in custody, of Solo Krummah, an official in Gambia’s United Democratic Party (UDP), who had been arrested on May 9.

We urge an independent investigation into the circumstances of his death, as well as that of UDP activist Solo Sandeng shortly after his arrest on April 14.

We call for the release of all political prisoners.

The allegations of torture are particularly troubling. France asks the Gambian authorities to fully respect the freedoms of expression and peaceful assembly and human rights, in keeping with Gambia’s international commitments.