UN calls for probe of Gambia opposition activis's death in custody

People demonstrate on April 16, 2016 in Banjul following the death of an opposition figureUN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Sunday called on Gambia to thoroughly investigate the death in detention of opposition activist Solo Sandeng and two other party members. Ban “learned with dismay” of the deaths after Sandeng and dozens of opposition members were arrested Thursday for taking part in a peaceful protest in the capital Banjul, a statement from his spokesman said. Sandeng had recently been promoted to organizing secretary of the opposition United Democratic Party (UDP).

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