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Sunday, February 28, 2021

Supreme Court grants appeal by GPU

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The five-judge panel also ordered for the case to be restored after they reviewed the case. The application was granted after lawyer representing the GPU and the two journalists urged the court to dismiss the decision earlier made by the court. 

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“Our prayers are for the court to review and set aside the decision of this court and we urged the court to grant our prayers and also order for the case to be restored,” she said. Her motion was sworn in by one of the plaintiff, Saikou Jammeh. The deputy-chief prosecutor M Abubacarr did not object to the application.

Represented by Hawa Sisay Sabally, Mr Saikou Jammeh, Mr Baboucarr Ceesay and Gambia Press Union represented by Bai Emil Touray are demanding for the repeal of the law of sedition.

Both Mr Baboucarr Ceesay and Emil Touray were victims of sedition laws. Ceesay was charged in 2012 with seeking a permit from the police to hold a peaceful demonstration against the execution of nine death row inmates. He was also charged in connection with an article he authored on Africa Review, an online medium of the Nairobi-based Nations Media Group but charges were later dropped.

Emil was also convicted to a two-year jail term on seditious charges but was later pardoned by President Jammeh.

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