Journalist in the Gambia detained beyond legal limit

25 Jun

Abdulhamid Adiamoh (The Point)

Abuja, Nigeria, June 25, 2012–The
Committee to Protect Journalists calls on the Gambian authorities to immediately
release or charge a journalist who has been in detention without charge longer
than the country’s limit of 72 hours.

Abdulhamid Adiamoh, the managing editor of
privately-owned Today
newspaper, was arrested
Wednesday in connection with an opinion article, “Counsel sidesteps issues in
cross-examination of [vice chancellor of the University of The Gambia ] Professor
Kah,” in which he criticized a defense lawyer in the criminal trial
of a former lecturer at the university.

from Committee to Protect Journalists

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