People wearing t-shirt reading "no to terror" demonstrate in Dakar on April 22, 2016, against the alleged human rights violations in Gambia. / AFP / SEYLLOU
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A Gambian court denied bail to 37 opposition activists accused of rioting, illegal protest and other offenses and ordered their lawyers to present a written bail application Thursday, lawyers said.After Monday's hearing in the High Court in Banjul, the secretary general of the main opposition United Democratic Party (UDP), Ousainou Darboe, and 31 others were taken back to jail by armed police.Sandeng was among 18 people arrested on April 14 when security forces broke up a rare opposition protest at Westfield, about 12 km (seven miles) from the capital.The 19 other defendants, including UDP leader Darboe, were arrested by riot police on April 16 when they demonstrated in a commercial district on the outskirts of Banjul and demanded to see Sandeng's body "dead or alive".
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