Gambia – Demonstrations (April 14 to 16, 2016)

France condemns the violent crackdown against demonstrators on April 14 and 16, 2016, notably in Serrekunda, as well as the arbitrary arrests of members of the opposition party, the UDP (United Democratic Party).

We are concerned by reports that several people have died, including some in detention, and are closely monitoring developments in the situation.

France reaffirms that the right to demonstrate is a fundamental right.