On 3 July, the seven journalists and executive members of the Gambian Press Union (GPU) accused of publishing with "seditious intention" were rearrested and remanded to prison by the Banjul High Court.
The judge ruled that the magistrate who granted them bail on 22 June had done so without a written application.
The seven journalists had been arrested on 15 June and charged with publishing with "seditious intention" for publishing a statement criticising Gambian President Yahya Jammeh in relation to the impunity that followed the murder of prominent Gambian journalist Deyda Hydara.
Following pressure from national and international civil society organisations for their unconditional release, the seven journalists were released on bail in the sum of 200,000 Dalasis (approx. US$7,000) on 22 June.
The seven journalist are expected to remain in detention until July 8, when they will make an appearance to answer to criminal charges including "conspiracy to defame", defamation", "conspiracy to publish with seditious intention" and "publishing with seditious intention".
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