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Journos charged over protest demand

2012-09-11 11:08

Banjul - Two Gambian journalists detained last week for seeking a permit from the police to protest the execution of nine death row prisoners have been charged with "conspiracy to commit a felony and inciting violence", police said on Monday.

Baboucarr Ceesay, first vice president of the Gambia Press Union, and Abubacarr Saidykhan, a freelance journalist, were arrested after they wrote a letter to the Inspector General of Police seeking a permission to hold a peaceful protest over the executions last week in Banjul, a senior police source told AFP.

However, they were released on police bail on Monday and are expected to be arraigned in court on September 17, a police source and a member of the Gambia Press Union told AFP.