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If signed, a new Criminal Code amendment in Gambia would increase the punishment for "aggravated homosexuality" to life in prison.
The Gambian President is currently reviewing an amendment to the Criminal Code which will further discriminate against Gambians merely on the basis of their real or perceived sexual orientation....
Sheriff and Marenah face charges for conspiracy to commit a misdemeanor and false publication. Both have been targeted for journalistic work and their right to freedom of expression.
Journalist Abubacarr Saidykhan received a death threat on 13 November; this follows an earlier threat against himself and journalist Baboucarr Ceesay.