UDP supporters demand justice
UDP supporters demand justice

(JollofNews) – Updated: Detained members of the opposition United Democratic Party (UDP) are appearing at the Banjul High Court where they have been indicted with various criminal offences.

The opposition members were arrested last Thursday and Saturday for taking part in a demonstration against the regime of President Yahya Jammeh.

The Gambia government has defended the crackdown on the UDP, which it blamed for taking part in an illegal assembly.

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Jollof Media Network April 20, 20166:04 pm

Lawyer Darboe and Co are charged with the following:

1. Unlawful assembly
2. Riot
3. Incitement of violence
4. Riotously interfering with traffic
5.Holding a procession without a license
6. Disobeying an order to disperse from an unlawful procession

Jollof Media Network April 20, 20165:19 pm

Lawyer Ousainou Darboe and memebers of his party arrived at the Banjul High Court under heavy security escort instead of Kanifing magistrates court as previously reported.