[JURIST] UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay [official website] urged Gambian authorities Thursday to enact an immediate moratorium on the use of the death penalty [press release]. The statement is a response [UN News Centre report] to the execution of nine prisoners [JURIST report] on Sunday following a 27-year moratorium on the practice. In addition to those executions, President Yahya Jammeh [official website] announced that all remaining death row inmates would be executed, by firing squad, by mid-September....

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