It is on account of these facts that the Applicants sought the following reliefs from the Court: A Declaration, that the actions of The Republic of Gambia ( the Defendant in this case) in enforcing the statutory provisions that are subject 59,178, of this application more particularly Sections 51, 52, 52A, 180, 181 and 181 A of the Criminal Code Cap 10°01 of 2009 and S. 173A of the Information and Communications (Amendment) Act of 2013, by means of detaining, arresting , charging, trying and /or convicting the 2", 3" and 4" Applicants and causing them physical, psychological, emotional and reputational injury and thus forcing them to live in exile outside the Gambia, is in violation of the Applicants human rights under international law, namely, the right to receive information and express and disseminate opinion under Articles 9 (1) and 9 (2) of the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights, freedom of expression under Article 19(2) of the ICPRC, the right of journalists under Article 66(2) of the Revised ECOWAS Treaty. the right to liberty and security under Article 6 of the African Charter and Article 9(1) of the ICCPR and the right of Gambian Citizens to return to Gambia under Article 12 (2) of the African Charter and Article 12(4) of the ICCPR.

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