Jun 18, 2009, 7:43 AM
Reporters Without Borders has written to Dr. Mohamed Ibn Chambas, President of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), asking him to intercede with the Gambian authorities on behalf of a journalist, "Chief" Ebrima Manneh, who has been missing since his arrest in
Last year, the
"We urge you to reiterate your appeal to the Gambian authorities, who are required to cooperate with the court by Articles 3 and 4 of the ECOWAS founding treaty," Reporters Without Borders said in its 22 April letter. "Our organisation hopes that your personal involvement will convince the Gambian authorities to finally agree to shed light on Manneh's fate."
Gambian Justice Minister Marie Saine Firdaus on
In a ruling issued on
Manneh has been missing since July 2006, a few days after an African Union Summit in
The reason for his arrest never came to light.