DAKAR, Senegal – Senegalese President Macky Sall is calling for sanctions against the neighboring nation of Gambia, after that country's President Yahya Jammeh began executing prisoners on death row, vowing to kill all 47 inmates before the end of September.
Last week, nine were executed, including two Senegalese nationals. Among the 38 remaining prisoners identified as still being on death row by Amnesty International, there is at least one more Senegalese citizen.
Sall announced during Thursday's Cabinet meeting that he would seek sanctions against Gambia, according to the state-run news agency. He did not specify what type of sanctions.
Amnesty as well as the United States have called for Jammeh to stop the executions, saying many of the prisoners had unfair trials.