Accused Gambian gays tell of torture, inhumane prison


Fatou Camara (Photo courtesy of Fatou Camara (Photo courtesy of

FatuRadio reported yesterday the details of how the regime of Gambian dictator Yahya Jammeh last year began putting into action his longtime threats of violence against LGBTI people. Below are modestly edited excerpts from the FatuRadio article in which three Gambian citizens tell of the torture and inhumane confinement they endured after their arrests on homosexuality charges last November. Each of them has now been released.

FatuRadio is run by Fatou Camara, Jammeh’s former press secretary, who fled to the U.S. in 2013 after Gambian authorities accused her of seeking to undermine the government.

Institutionalized Cruelty Against The LGBT Community in The Gambia — Ex-Prisoners Detail Brutal Experience

Gambian President Yahya Jammeh (Photo courtesy of AFP and Gambian President Yahya Jammeh (Photo courtesy of

… In November of last year, Gambian authorities conducted raids all over the country and arrested everyone suspected of being a homosexual. Mr. Alieu Sarr, who was…

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