LCpl Samboujang Bojang’s condition worsening

LCpl Samboujang Bojang’s condition worsening

The wife of a Gambian soldier allegedly tortured by the State Intelligence Services said her husband’s condition is deteriorating.

Sarjo Jarju confirmed that LCpl Samboujang Bojang is still being admitted at a military clinic in Fajara.

Ms. Jarju said LCpl Bojang suffered bruises on his hands and body and his feet were burnt.

“He can’t walk now and has been in detention since he was taken to SIS,” she said.

“I want those responsible for this to be held accountable because this is inhumane.”

The military has restricted access to Bojang. Ms. Jarju is the only family allowed to see and conversations last about 5 minutes before she is asked to step out.

Bojang is accused of taking part in a foiled mutiny. He was among no less than five people arrested last month.

The State Intelligence Services, whose agents under the defunct National Intelligence Agency were implicated in gross human rights violations declined to make any comments.

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