Attacks on the Press
• Hydara murder unsolved; secrecy surrounds Manneh detention.
• Domestic, international pressure prompts Jammeh to halt crackdown.
6: Journalists jailed for sedition after saying president’s remarks on Hydara case were insensitive.
Authorities jailed six journalists after their publications said President Yahya Jammeh had been insensitive in televised remarks about the unsolved 2004 murder of prominent Gambian editor Deyda Hydara. The six, convicted in August on baseless charges of sedition, were sentenced to two years in prison but were freed in September after Jammeh, facing considerable domestic and international pressure, issued pardons.