Transparency International, an anti-corruption coalition that strives to counter the impact of corruption on international and nation business transactions, is preparing to monitor the forthcoming election in The Gambia.

Amnesty International's annual country report for 2001 on The Gambia has accused the security forces of torture and ill treatment of students during the April 2000 student demonstrations. The report states that at least 14 people were killed and dozens injured when the security forces used "excessive and indiscriminate force to break up demonstrations" organized by the Gambia Students Union to protest the alleged torture to death of a schoolboy and the rape of a school girl allegedly by more

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