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Daba Marena

Daba Marena

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DABA MARENA

Daba Marena, also known as Daba Marenah, served as the Governor of the Upper River Region in The Gambia, previously holding the position of Divisional Commissioner. Before assuming this role, Marena had a notable career as the Director General of the National Intelligence Agency (NIA), serving in two distinct terms. His first tenure spanned before November 2000, followed by his return to the position in 2003, which he held until 2006.

However, Marena's career took a dramatic turn in 2006 when he was implicated in a failed coup attempt on March 21 of that year. Subsequently, on April 4, 2006, reports surfaced indicating that Marena, along with four other prisoners, managed to escape while being transported to Janjanbureh. The escape occurred when the vehicle carrying them veered off the road and overturned. Despite the attempted escape, rumors circulated suggesting that Marena had been subjected to torture and met a mysterious demise shortly thereafter.

Amnesty International later labeled the incident as suspected extrajudicial executions, highlighting potential human rights violations. Confirmation of Marena's death came in January 2007, although the circumstances surrounding his demise remained shrouded in ambiguity.


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https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daba_Marenah

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