(LEFT) Dr Amadou Scattred Janneh, Minister of Information under the Gambia's former Jammeh regime, was sentenced to life in prison for treason after distributing T-shirts with the slogan "End to Dictatorship Now”. While being held in the infamous Mile 2 prison he helped save the lives of over thirty inmates on death row, by sending secret messages on a smuggled mobile phone, to human rights groups who were able to put a stop to the ongoing executions. Janneh was released and pardoned after a direct interaction by US human rights defender, Jesse Jackson. Prior to prison, he was held in a secret detention centre in a disused terminal at Gambia’s Banjul International airport, a few meters away from the arrival where thousands of tourists enter the county.
(RIGHT) Banjul International airport where Dr Amadou Scattred Janneh was held and tortured. The airport is the main entry point for tens of thousands of European tourists who come to The Gambia for winter sun holidays