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19 prisoners get presidential pardon

Aug 12, 2013, 9:08 AM

President Yahya Jammeh has pardoned a total of 19 prisoners in observance of the Muslim holy feast of Eid-ul-Fitr, the presidency announced Thursday night.

According to a news release from the presidency read on GRTS television, the move was in exercise of his prerogative of mercy vested on him under Section 82(1a) of the Constitution of the Republic of The Gambia (1997).

Those pardoned included 11 Gambians, 3 Senegalese, 3 from Guinea Conakry, one Bissau Guinean and one Liberian.

Below is the list of prisoners pardoned:

Yahya Drammeh, Mam Kanteh, Lamin Jaiteh, Katim Njie, Kebba Barrow, Alagie Boye, Abdoulie Kuyateh, Ousainou Camara, Njaga Faal, Mam Yunusa Jallow, Alagie Yunusa Barry (All Gambians), Ebrima Veux Colley, Sedat Jarju, and Baboucarr Dukureh (All Senegalese), Abdoukarim Leigh, Ahmadou Tijan Jallow, Delphin Koyba (Guinea Conakry), Omar Bah (Bissau Guinean), Darlin Warma (Liberian).