Gambian music stars died at age 69

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Pap Cheyassin Secka

Pap Cheyassin Secka (June 1, 1942 Gambia-March 29, 2012) was a Gambian barrister.

He was one of the leading legal practitioners in the country and served as the Attorney General and Minister of Justice during the presidency of Sir Dawda Jawara. Secka was also an advocate for human rights and democracy in Gambia and was actively involved in various civic and political organizations. He was a founding member of the People's Progressive Party, which was the first political party in the country. Secka also served as a member of the West African Bar Association and was appointed as a judge of the High Court of Gambia in 2005. Throughout his career, he championed the rule of law and worked tirelessly to promote justice and equality for all Gambians.

Secka's commitment to human rights and democracy often made him the target of the authoritarian government of Yahya Jammeh. In 2003, Secka was arrested and detained without trial after calling for the release of two journalists who were imprisoned for publishing articles critical of the government. He was later released due to international pressure from human rights organizations.

Secka's legacy lives on through his tireless efforts to promote justice and human rights in Gambia. His dedication to upholding the rule of law and fighting for democracy made him a respected figure both nationally and internationally. After his passing in 2012, tributes poured in from around the world, commemorating Secka's contributions to the legal profession and the promotion of democracy in his home country.

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