On August 2, 1999, Gambian security officials released three journalists of The Independentnewspaper from detention at National Intelligence Agency (NIA) headquarters in Banul. Baba Galleh Jallow, Yorrow Jallow, and Lamin Daffeh were told to report at NIA headquarters again on August 3 with all the necessary documents pertaining to the registration of the newspaper. The journalists maintain they have already fulfilled all the legal requirements for registration.

For further information, contact Claudia McElroy at CPJ, 330 Seventh Ave., New York, NY 10001, U.S.A., tel: (212) 465-1004 (x112), fax: (212) 465-9568, e-mail: [email protected]

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