International Human Rights & Anti-Corruption Society has received shock and consultation for the confirmation by the government of the Republic of the Gambia in west Africa on the execution by firing squad on Nine Death Row Inmates out of 47 in Death Row on Sunday being 26th August 2012. the Nine Inmates were Dawda Bojang, Malang Sonko, Ex-Lieutenawnt Lamin Jarjou, Ex-Lieutenant Alieu Bah, ExSergeant Lamin F., Jammeh, Buba Yarboe, Lamin B. S. Daboe, Gebe Bah and Tambara Samba.
This Society observed that the execution was carried out despite the appealed by the President Yaya Jammeh to continue a Moratorium which had been in place since 1981 and refrain from executing the Prisoners. The Society observed also that the executions were disregard of the obligations of the Republic of the Gambia under the African Charter on Human and Peoples Rights, other Regional and International Human Rights instruments to which Gambia is a party, Coo-signatory and the Consultative Act of the African Union in which the respect for the Sanctity of Human Life is a Principle that should be followed by each Member State (Article 4 (0).
International Human Rights & Anti-Corruption Society is condemning the Unconstitutional and Nefarious Act which were carried out inspite of the Objectives and Pleas for mercy from many stakeholders around the world and therefore specially Appealed to the Government of the Gambia to observe a moratorium on death penalty and take all necessary actions and measures to ensure that remaining prisoners on the Death Row are not executed. The Society call on the United Nations, European Union, Africa Union and all other Regional and international Agencies to condemn the nefarious Act and serve sanctions upon the Republic of Gambia to serve as determent to other Countries.