Posted by: becketfund | December 15, 2008

Gambia: British Missionaries Charged With Sedition

BANJUL – Fiona and David Fulton, a British missionary couple in Gambia, were arrested on December 3 and charged with sedition, Reuters reported on December 5. The prosecution accused the couple of writing letters to individuals and organizations abroad to “bring into hatred or contempt, to excite disaffection against the President of the Republic and the government of the Gambia.” On The missionary couple was paraded on December 3 by the state television before they were formally charged the next day. David was the chaplain for the Gambian army while Fiona was in charge of the chaplaincy at the airport. The Banjul court has adjourned the case until December 16. Gambian President Yahya Jammeh has tolerated little dissent since he seized power in a 1994 military coup.



  1. What access should foreign religious groups have with sovereign states? Particularly, when these said groups solicit other foreign resources to somehow impact the country. In the US also carefully scrutinize foreign entities that seek manipulate the people or political process within the US. This has nothing to do with religious freedom.

  2. my comment is that, let the government deal with those who cannot abite by the rules of the county very seriously.

    The crimes occuring in the country is becoming rampant and is always cause by these foteigners who are not serious with their undertakings and let the governemnt do not take it.

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