Gambia Britons on sedition charge
Authorities in the Western African country of Gambia arrested two British missionaries and charged them with sedition.
12/05/2008 Gambia (BBC News)-Two British Christian missionaries have been charged with sedition in the West African state of The Gambia.
David Fulton, 60, from Troon in Ayrshire and his wife Fiona, 46, from Torquay in Devon , were arrested last Saturday and have appeared in court.
Mr Fulton works as a chaplain in the mainly Muslim country’s army, and first moved to The Gambia 12 years ago.
Mr Fulton, a former army major, is said to be held at a high security jail outside the capital, Banjul .
The friend said the couple’s “whole focus has been teaching the gospel of Jesus Christ”.
“I don’t know of anything they have done that could be called sedition.”
President Jammeh’s government has been criticised by international rights groups for its attitude to civil liberties, especially freedom of the press.
The country has a secular constitution, but its population is 90% Muslim.