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Gambia3 July 2008

Concern about knife attack on journalist in Banjul

Reporters Without Borders is very concerned about a knife attack on journalist Momodou Justice Darboe of the independent daily The Point at he was returning home at about 11 p.m. on 1 July in Banjul.

“Even if there is so far no evidence that the attack was linked to Darboe’s work as a journalist, an investigation must be carried out to establish the circumstances and motive,” the press freedom organisation said.

Darboe was treated at the Fajikunda health centre for the stab wounds inflicted by his assailant, who took nothing from him. After the attack, he learned from neighbours that persons who refused to identify themselves had been asking questions about him.

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