U.N. says Gambia blocks investigators probing torture and killings

November 7, 2014 6:11 PM

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U.N. says Gambia blocks investigators probing torture and killings

GENEVA (Reuters) - Gambia has blocked United Nations human rights investigators from completing an investigation into torture and killings during the first ever visit to the West African country by U.N. experts, the world body said on Friday.

Christof Heyns and Juan Méndez, the independent U.N. investigators respectively for illegal killings and for torture, heard many allegations of extrajudicial executions of government opponents, journalists and activists and also of the widespread use of torture during their Nov. 3-7 visit, it said.

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