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Gambia to execute all death row prisoners next month
France 24 ^ | 8/21/2012

Posted on 08/21/2012 11:18:03 PM PDT by bruinbirdman

Gambian President Yahya Jammeh (pictured) pledged to have all of the country’s death-row prisoners executed by mid-September in a stern Eid address aired on Sunday which targeted “heinous acts” including homosexuality and drug use.

Gambian President Yahya Jammeh has told the people of his tiny west African nation that by the middle of September all those already sentenced to death for crimes will be executed.

He added that crimes like banditry, drug trafficking or illicit use, homosexuality, murder, terrorism and other subversive activities against either the state or the people will not be tolerated.

Jammeh said in a televised address broadcast on Sunday evening and Monday to mark this year's Muslim feast of Eid-al-Fitr that the security forces and the judiciary will continue to be empowered to enforce the law where applicable.

"By the middle of next month, all the death sentences would have been carried out to the letter; there is no way my government will allow 99 percent of the population to be held to ransom by criminals," Jammeh said.

Though he did not give the exact figure of those to be executed, an AFP toll puts the figure of those condemned to death since July 2010, including former security chiefs, at 47.

However judicial sources say the figure is higher than that.

"All those guilty of serious crimes and (who) are condemned will face the full force of the law. All punishments prescribed by law will be maintained in the country to ensure that criminals get what they deserve," Jammeh said.

"My government will take whatever legal action is necessary to expunge these deadly and heinous acts from the country," he said.

Jammeh, a former military officer who seized power in a 1994 coup, brooks no dissent in a country often blasted by rights bodies for abuses.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: africa; capitalpunishment; gambia; kenyanbornmuzzie

1 posted on 08/21/2012 11:18:14 PM PDT by bruinbirdman
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To: bruinbirdman

He can replace Jerry Brown anytime.


2 posted on 08/21/2012 11:38:33 PM PDT by Domangart
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To: bruinbirdman

This guy almost sounds alright. :/


3 posted on 08/21/2012 11:48:32 PM PDT by ketelone
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To: Domangart

this being a west african country with a dictatorial regime, I’m pretty sure at least some of those condemned are for purely political reasons.


4 posted on 08/21/2012 11:51:20 PM PDT by Cronos (**Marriage is about commitment, cohabitation is about convenience.**)
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To: ketelone

“This guy almost sounds alright. :/”

Yea, it’s upsetting to live in a country that won’t secure it’s borders, won’t secure its elections, and cannot seem to execute a person until decades after the crime, and then only in rare cases.

...and all due to judges, most of them Democrat-appointed.


5 posted on 08/22/2012 12:00:56 AM PDT by BobL (If you're afraid of guns, get yourself a wife that isn't)
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To: bruinbirdman

Just tidying up the to-do list. Near to keep one’s kleptocracy organized.


6 posted on 08/22/2012 4:03:28 AM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (The Democratic Party strongly supports full civil rights for necro-Americans!)
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To: Cronos

“I’m pretty sure at least some of those condemned are for purely political reasons.”

Kind of like being on the ObamaNations death list.


7 posted on 08/22/2012 4:57:27 AM PDT by fella ("As it was before Noah, so shall it be again.")
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To: bruinbirdman

All American homosexuals and feminists now having a gay old time, as it were, should bear in mind their current alliances with modern Democrats who, through the Obama administration, have forged more links with islamism, and hence nazism, than they will be able to do anything about once that noose has been tightened, literally.

That’s right. Just keep partying. But the bills are coming due. And nothing short of life itself will be current for their payment.


8 posted on 08/22/2012 4:57:59 AM PDT by onedoug
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks bruinbirdman.


9 posted on 08/22/2012 6:50:54 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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