Gambia President Yahya Jammeh (Photo: Wiki Commons)
In Gambia, nine prisoners on death row have been executed.
The executions are the first in Gambia in 27 years.
Gambian President Yahya Jammeh has vowed to kill all 47 death-row inmates by mid-September.
Most of those on death row were convicted of conspiring against President Jammeh but it's not clear what crimes each of the nine prisoners were executed for.
Marco Werman speaks to Alhagie Sowe of Vancouver, British Columbia.
He heard that his brother had been executed on a radio news report.