Adiamoh

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Sidiq Asemota (The Point/Sidiq Asemota)

Gambian journalist detained on contempt of court charges

Abuja, Nigeria, July 11, 2012–A Gambian judge ordered the arrest of a journalist Tuesday on contempt of court charges, the third instance of a journalist being detained on such charges in as many weeks, according to local journalists.Police arrested Sidiq Asemota, the legal affairs correspondent of the pro-government Daily Observer, while he was on assignment at…

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Journalist in Gambia fined on contempt charge

Journalist Abdulhamid Adiamoh was convicted on a contempt-of-court charge on June 28, 2012, and was ordered to pay a fine of 100,000 dalasi (US$3,100) or serve six months in jail with hard labor.

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Abdulhamid Adiamoh (The Point)

Journalist in the Gambia detained beyond legal limit

Abuja, Nigeria, June 25, 2012–The Committee to Protect Journalists calls on the Gambian authorities to immediately release or charge a journalist who has been in detention without charge longer than the country’s limit of 72 hours. Abdulhamid Adiamoh, the managing editor of the Today newspaper, was arrested Wednesday in connection with an opinion article, “Counsel sidesteps…

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Attacks on the Press 2009: Gambia

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Top Developments•  Hydara murder unsolved; secrecy surrounds Manneh detention.•  Domestic, international pressure prompts Jammeh to halt crackdown. Key Statistic 6: Journalists jailed for sedition after saying president’s remarks on Hydara case were insensitive. Authorities jailed six journalists after their publications said President Yahya Jammeh had been insensitive in televised remarks about the unsolved 2004 murder of prominent…

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Seven Gambian press leaders arrested over Hydara reaction

New York, June 16, 2009–The Committee to Protect Journalists called today for Gambia’s national security agency to release seven journalists it arrested on Monday. The detainees include leaders of the country’s press union and editors of newspapers that published a union press release criticizing President Yahya Jammeh’s recent comments about the unsolved 2004 murder of…

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Gambian journalist under arrest over false story

New York, June 12, 2009–The editor of a private newspaper in the Gambia has been in police custody since Wednesday because of a story that falsely reported the sacking of two government officials, according to local journalists.

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Police charge editor with sedition

JULY 20, 2008 Posted September 25, 2008 Abduhamid Adiamoh, Today HARASSED Police accused the managing director of the private daily Today with sedition on July 21, following his arrest and questioning three days earlier. Managing Director Abdulhamid Adiamoh told CPJ that he was arrested on July 17 and spent several hours at police headquarters in…

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