port of harlem magazine
Ebenezer AME Church - Ghana 2020 trip
Madi Jobarteh Speaks After Police Dropped Charges
July 16 – July 29, 2020
madi jobarteh

In his first reaction after police dropped criminal charges against him, pro-democracy campaigner Madi Jobarteh has said the battle to end abuse of power by keeping the populace subjugated has just begun.

Jobarteh was charged with false publication and broadcasting after he accused the government of failing to investigate the deaths of Haruna Jatta, Kebba Secka, and Ousman Darboe at the hands of security forces. He was expected to be arraigned last Monday before the police extended his bail. However, the National Human Rights Commission on Friday issued a statement announcing that the Inspector General of Police has agreed to abandon prosecuting him.

Reacting on Facebook after the announcement, Jobarteh said: “If this was the Yahya Jammeh days everyone would have been asking where is Madi Jobarteh? I would have been first tortured and then killed and then disappeared like many before me. Therefore, dropping the so-called charges is not the issue.

Read More

Note: Also see Gambian Activist Charged for Speaking on Unsolved Killings Involving Police by Modou Joof

Note: Jobarteh has also been vocal about the deaths of George Floyd in Minneapolis and Gambian-American Modou Lamin Ceesay in Metro Atlanta.

Return to this issue's Main Page
sign up
follow us on
facebook  instagram twitter  youtube
Advertisers | Contact Us | Events | Links | Media Kit | Our Company | Payments Pier
Press Room | Print Cover Stories Archives | Electronic Issues Archives | Writer's Guidelines