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Solo Sandeng Day is a day of remembrance in The Gambia to honor the life and legacy of Solo Sandeng, a Gambian opposition activist who was tortured and killed under state custody in April 2016. He was the National Organizing Secretary of the United Democratic Party (UDP) and was arrested during a peaceful protest demanding electoral reforms ahead of the 2016 presidential election. Solo Sandeng's death sparked a wave of protests and civil unrest in The Gambia which ultimately led to the ousting of longtime iron fist dictator Yahya Jammeh in January 2017. Since then, Solo Sandeng has become an icon of the struggle for democracy and human rights in The Gambia. In honor of his legacy, April 14th has been designated as Solo Sandeng Day in The Gambia. On this day, Gambians come together to remember Solo Sandeng and to reaffirm their commitment to democracy, human rights, and social justice. It is marked with various activities, including seminars, rallies, and symposia on contemporary issues in Gambian society. The Solo Sandeng Foundation (SSF) plays a central role in organizing activities and events to mark Solo Sandeng day as it works to ensure that Solo Sandeng's sacrifice is not forgotten and that his legacy continues to inspire Gambians to work towards a better future for their country. Solo Sandeng Day serves as a reminder of the importance of standing up for democracy and human rights, even in the face of repression and violence. It is a day to honor the courage and sacrifice of those who have fought for justice and freedom, and to renew our commitment to continue that fight.