After 27 years of not using the death penalty, President Yahya Jammeh has decided to bring it back to ‘rid the country of all criminals’.
9 executions took place on 23rd August, without warning, time for appealing or even time to say goodbye.The remaining 38 inmates on death row are expected to be executed by mid-September.
Political dissent is being disguised as treason, which is a capital offence. The President has also threatened to behead all homosexuals.
Sign Amnesty’s petition calling for a retraction and restoring the unofficial moratorium of the death penalty.