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Adoption of Briefs in Amadou Sanneh’s Appeal Deferred

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By Rohey Jadama The adoption of briefs in the appeal case of Mr. Amadou Sanneh,Amadou Sanneh National Treasurer of the United Democratic Party (UDP), at the Gambia Court of Appeal was yesterday, 26 February, deferred to the next adjourned date.Mr. Sanneh is appealing against his conviction by a lower court in 2013 to serve five years on sedition related charges. Appearing before the panel headed by the Court of Appeal president, Justice Emmanuel O. Fagbenle, and comprising Justices Naceesay Sallah-Wadda and Awa Bah, Ousainou Darboe, counsel for the appellant told the court that they are there for the adoption of briefs but that they were not served with the respondent’s brief. State Counsel M. B. Abubacarr, however, informed the court that he had been served with the appellant’s brief on the 17th of February, 2015. The case was therefore adjourned to Thursday 19th of March 2015 for adoption of briefs. Amadou Sanneh was convicted by Justice Emmanuel Nkea of the Special Criminal Court on 18 December 2013 for conspiracy to act with seditious intention and printing of seditious materials and sentenced to five years imprisonment on each count. The sentences are to run concurrently. The trial lasted from the 21st October, 2013 to 18th December, 2013. ]]>

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