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Wednesday, October 20, 2021

Lawyer to ask for journalists to be freed

Lawyer Lamin Camara told Magistrate Muhammed Krubally that he will file a submission of ‘no-case-to-answer’ tomorrow .This move came after the police prosecution, ASP Musa Camara announced that he had closed his case after the testimony of eight witnesses- police officer and seven green youth members. “Your worship the prosecution wishes to close it case.” ASP Camara told the court.

Mr Marenah, a freelance journalist and Mr Sheriff, editor of The Voice newspaper are on trial at the Banjul Magistrates Court on two counts of conspiracy to commit misdemeanour and publication of false news.

They are accused of conspiring and publishing on the newspaper that 19 Green Youths joined the opposition UDP on 6 December 2013, knowing that the said publication was likely to cause fear to the public or disturb the public peace. They pleaded not guilty. 

Earlier in the case, Lamin Sanyang testified that on 30 Novermber 2013, he was at the Kanifing Muncipal Council (KMC) along with fourteen other Green Youths. Under cross-examination by Lawyer Camara, the witness said all the 15 green youths are residents of Tanji adding that they spent three months at KMC.


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