PRESIDENT BARROW PARDONS SOME 57 PRISONERS

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The Gambia Government Spokesperson

Dated: 12th May, 2021

PRESS RELEASE FROM THE MINISTRY OF JUSTICE

RE: PRESIDENT BARROW PARDONS SOME 57 PRISONERS

His Excellency the President of the Republic Mr. Adama Barrow, pursuant to the powers vested in him under Section 82 (1) (a) of the Constitution of the Republic of The Gambia, 1997 and the long-standing custom for the President to grant prerogative of mercy on deserving convicted prisoners, granted pardon to fifty-seven (57) prisoners in commemoration of the Muslim feast of Eid ul Fitr 2021 locally known as “Koriteh”.

The pardoned prisoners include:

(a) 41 Gambians,
(b) 10Senegalese,
(c) 03Conakry Guineans,
(d) 02Nigerians, and
(e) 01Indian

All Non-Gambians shall be deported immediately upon release.

Signed:

Ebrima G. Sankareh

The Gambia Government Spokesperson

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