44 ghanaians killed in the gambia to be remembered


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44 ghanaians killed in the gambia to be remembered

Scores of rights-based organisations led by Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative (CHRI), will Wednesday stage a protest marc h in Accra , Ghana, in memory of 44 Ghanaians and six other Africans killed in July 2005, in The Gambia, CHRI Africa Office sources confirmed here Monday. “The objectives of the march are to remember the victims of the Gambian killings and to raise awareness on the plight of their families who have gone through immense difficulties and frustrations.” “This is due to the Ghanaian government’s inability to inform them on what actio ns are being taken to seek justice for their loved ones,” the organisations said . According to CHRI Africa Office, the 44 Ghanaians were alleged to have been arre sted along with six other Africans while on their way to Europe by sea through The Gambia. The victims, numbering 50, were executed in cold blood 23 July, 2005, allegedly on the orders of the Gambian President. The only survivor, Martin Kyere. has since been telling the “chilling story to t he rest of the world.

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