Monday, December 10, 2012 1:52 pm
AP local reporter detained in Gambia
The Associated Press
Gambian journalist Abdoulie John is the editor of the website Joloff News, and a contributor to AP. On Sunday, he was covering the release of Senegalese soldiers held by a rebel group in Senegal's southern Casamance region.
He said he was put in a military truck after the Gambian president's photographer questioned his presence, and an altercation ensued. John said he was locked in a room at the National Intelligence Agency in Gambia's capital. He was released Monday around 5 p.m.
Gambia has one of the most tarnished human rights records in sub-Saharan Africa. Human rights groups accuse the regime of arbitrary arrests, summary executions and torture