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Barrow pardons 115 prisoners

Apr 27, 2020, 12:01 PM

As part of measures to curb covid-19 and decongest prisons, His Excellency President Adama Barrow in exercise of his prerogative of mercy, has immediately pardoned some 115 prisoners.

Seventy eight (78) of those inmates were from the Mile 2 Central Prison in Banjul, twenty four (24) from Jeshwang prison within the Kanifing Municipality and thirteen (13) from Janjangbureh Prison in the Central River Region (CRR).

Ever since his coming to power in January 2017, President Barrow has consistently granted amnesty to prisoners. Soon after assuming office Barrow in a magnanimous gesture emptied Mile 2 Prisons of all political detainees and prisoners, some of whom were languishing behind the prison walls for decades without court appearance.

By Prince Bubacarr Aminata Sankanu,

Senior Information Officer,

The Gambia Government

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