Georgia: Sheriff Samsudeen Phatey

Georgia: Sheriff Samsudeen Phatey

State: Georgia

City of Residence: Acworth, Georgia

Country of origin: Gambia

Arrival in the U.S.: 2008

Mr. Sheriff Samsudeen Phatey came to the United States from the Gambia by himself in 2008 at the age of 18. Mr. Phatey was born into a political family in the Gambia, and at an early age he hosted a radio program where he talked about children’s rights and ethical issues, and appeared on live television to report to the government about human rights matters. The corruption, human rights violations, and lack of …

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Rhode Island: Omar Bah

Rhode Island: Omar Bah

State: Rhode Island

City of Residence: Providence, Rhode Island

Country of origin: Gambia

Arrival in the U.S.: 2007

Mr. Omah Bah is a journalist from the Gambia who resettled in the United States as a refugee in 2007. Mr. Bah was arrested several times and tortured by the dictatorial regime of the Gambia as a result of his reporting, and he eventually fled to avoid further persecution. He was able to reunite with his wife, and the two now live in Providence, Rhode Island with their two sons. Mr. …

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