Jan 29, 2010, 10:22 AM
President Yahya Jammeh has exercised the prerogative of mercy and pardoned 13 convicts who were serving their prison sentences.
They are Modou Gaye, Ousman Jallow, Demba Bah, Amadou Baldeh, and Abdoulie Camara, Gambians. Pap Sonko, Saikou Sowe, Amadou Jallow, Edrissa Baldeh, Essa Bah, and Sulayman Bah, Senegalese nationals. Momodou Barry, Guinean and Ebrima Camara, Bissau Guinean;
A news release from the Office of the President aired over GRTS radio said this was granted in consideration of the commemoration of the July 22nd Revolution.
The release also stated that this was in exercise of the powers conferred on President Jammeh by Section 82 of the 1997 Constitution of The Gambia.