People with a white paper covering their mouth and a t-shirt reading "enough is enough" demonstrate in Dakar on April 22, 2016, against the alleged human rights violations in Gambia. / AFP / SEYLLOU
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The Gambia's main opposition party said Tuesday dozens of its members had been arrested after attending the trial of fellow activists charged with holding rare protests in the west African nation.The opposition United Democratic Party (UDP) has demanded that authorities release its leader Ousainou Darboe and about 40 followers kept in detention since rallies calling for political reform were held last month.Some of the activists currently on trial were detained on April 14, while others were arrested following a demonstration two days later against the death of UDP official Solo Sandeng, who is reported to have died suspiciously in custody, according to his party and human rights groups.Some activists retaliated, and many were beaten by the security forces, according to Njie.
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