Dear President Jammeh
I am writing to express my deep concern regarding the announcement that all prisoners on death row in the Gambia are to be executed by mid-September.
Further, I am also deeply worried about the reports that nine of these prisoners have already been executed, and that a further 38 inmates are in immediate danger of execution.
I respectfully urge you, Mr. President, to ensure that no further death sentences are carried out and that an official moratorium is imposed in the Gambia.
The last execution in the Gambia was in 1985. I urge you not to go against the global and regional trend of abolishment and consequentially commute the remaining death sentences to terms of imprisonment.