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10-11-13 DBA BUTTY - GAMBIA - DIASPORA


A GAMBIAN DIASPORA GROUP SAYS IT IS NOT INVOLVED IN ANY PLAN TO OVERTHROW THE GOVERNMENT OF PRESIDENT YAHYA JAMMEH. BUT THE GROUP SAYS IT WANTS TO SEE CHANGE COME TO THE GAMBIA. THIS COMES AS THE GAMBIAN GOVERNMENT THIS WEEK ACCUSED THE UNITED STATES AND GREAT BRITAIN OF SPONSORING A SERIES OF PLOTS TO REMOVE PRESIDENT JAMMEH. ON WEDNESDAY A GROUP CALLING ITSELF THE DEMOCRATIC UNION OF GAMBIAN ACTIVISTS BRIEFLY TOOK OVER THE GAMBIAN EMBASSY IN WASHINGTON, DC AND THREE OF ITS SENIOR LEADERS WERE ARRESTED AND JAILED. A JUDGE RELEASED THEM THURSDAY ON THEIR OWN RECONNAISSANCE AND TOLD THEM TO RETURN TO COURT ON OCTOBER 23RD. SOSSIE CEESAY IS A MEMBER OF THE DEMOCRATIC UNION OF GAMBIAN ACTIVISTS. SHE TELLS ME THE GROUP SEIZED THE EMBASSY TO INTENSIFY THEIR ADVOCACY FOR CHANGE IN THE GAMBIA.

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