Africa

Gambia Urged to Halt Executions

President Yahya Jammeh plans to execute all death row prisoners next month

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The African Union has asked Gambia's President Yahya Jammeh to renounce plans to execute all death row prisoners next month.

Mr Jammeh made the comment during a speech he gave to celebrate the Muslim festival of Eid.

A Gambian pressure group says many of the 47 death row inmates are political prisoners or have faced unfair trials.

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