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Cyber Warriors NOT happy with gender activist, Minah Manneh
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Cyber Warriors NOT happy with gender activist, Minah Manneh

Minah Manneh was recently granted political asylum in the United Kingdom. But it seems some Cyber Warriors (online political activists) are not happy with the news.

A caller on the US-based Freedom Radio claimed Minah’s story that her life was threatened in The Gambia was concocted.

Earlier this year, the gender and youth activist was reported missing by her family after she posted a video on Facebook showing a police officer caning a school girl in public.

The news of her alleged disappearance triggered an outpour of support from both Gambians at home and in the Diaspora.

An online campaign, #I Stand Up With Minah was launched, and her photos were plastered all over social media websites and in online newspapers.

Did Mina actually face any danger for posting the video?

Well, an articulate Freedom Radio caller argued Minah was not in danger. In fact, according to him, she was in Dakar eating Cheebu Jen and watching Un Café Avec.

The Cyber Warriors became suspicious about her story after she arrived in England and kept a distance from the online media.

Are the Cyber Warriors upset with her?

Some of them felt the former Miss July 22 contestant used them to spread her story and later dumped them. Perhaps, they wanted her to join the struggle.

Now, they are advising online editors to carefully scrutinise their stories – especially from anonymous sources – before publication.

 

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