Thursday, November 1, 2012

Gamcotrap Pleads on Behalf of Female Prisoners For Pardon

Dr. Isatou Touray
Gamcotrap, a Women’s right NGO that fight for the elimination of harmful practices against women and girls’ has urged president Jammeh to take note of the female prisoners who also deserve to be considered in his amnesty.

Below is the full letter address to the President.


 His Excellency, The President

Sheikh Professor, Alhajie Dr. Yahya A.J.J. Jammeh

Office of The President

State House



Your Excellency,
GAMCOTRAP wishes to appreciate your kind and magnanimous gesture during the holy month of EID EL ADHA in giving praise and blessing to the Gambian polity and all Muslims in particular. GAMCOTRAP wishes to also thank you and appreciate your kind gesture towards the release of prisoners who you have pardoned. Allah the Almighty will reward you for such magnanimity and sense of forgiveness. While this is towards the right direction, GAMCOTRAP has observed that female prisoners were not considered going by the list of names of Prisoners we saw published in the local newspapers on the 29th October 2012.


GAMCOTRAP is appealing to you in the name of Allah the Almighty to also take note of the female prisoners who also deserve to be considered in your amnesty during this holy month of TOBASKI. We feel that female prisoners deserve the same treatment as the male prisoners on a day like that. 


Hence the gender debate is all about equality in treatment of people and in all aspects women and men should be given equal opportunities and equal treatment. 


GAMCOTRAP joins the population in congratulating you for advancing Human Rights and the dignity of the persons in the Holy Day of TOBASKI and season and we pray that Allah, the Almighty will continue to guide you in the great responsibility bestowed upon you to lead the great nation of Gambia.


Best Regards,

Dr. Isatou Touray

Executive Director


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