29.06.2011 27.Siwan, 5771
Is the prisoner from Gambia a persecuted journalist or an impostor?
Journalists wage two-year battle to free Bubacarr Ceesay from prison, incarcerated for being illegal infiltrator; Ceesay claims fled persecution for being journalist in native Gambia.
So is Bubacarr Ceesay a courageous investigative journalist who fled his native Gambia because he was threatened by the authorities, whom he had criticized? Or is he an impostor, seeking asylum in Israel on the strength of forged press credentials?
For two years, the Jerusalem Journalists Association and the International Federation of Journalists has been waging a legal battle against the Interior Ministry's Refugee Status Department, which believes that Ceesay, who has been held at Saharonim Prison for the past two years, is merely an illegal infiltrator….