We’ve all heard and seen too many news stories about international horror: executions of political activists in China; imprisonment of visiting journalists in Sri Lanka and Pakistan; detention of dissenters in Myanmar and North Korea. Torture and mind-numbing oppression are all too common throughout the globe. For most of us, these are horrific news stories about true strangers; but for others of us, these gripping tales are deeply personal and hit much too close to home, as with Omar Bah.
Omar Bah is a Gambian journalist who was tortured and declared ‘wanted’ for writing about corruption and injustice in Gambia. He is the author of the book, Africa’s Hell on Earth.