July 1, 2022

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The Truth and Reconciliation Commission recommends prosecuting Jammeh

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The Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRCC), which investigated allegations of crimes committed in Gambia during Yahya Jammeh’s 22-year rule, in a report released this Friday, December, recommends legal action against the former dictator before the International Court of Justice. 24, 2021 in Banjul.

Commission ” It proposes to prosecute Yahya Jammeh and his associates before an international tribunal in West Africa, with the exception of the Gambia, under the West African Economic Community (ECOWAS) and the ‘African Union’. “, Especially” Murders, arbitrary detentions, disappearances .

Because, according to his statement, ” July 22, 1994 for a period of 22 years “, Or, once in power,” Yahya Jammeh and his colleagues (members of the APRC, Presidential Party) and other co-perpetrators committed heinous crimes in the Gambia .

Gambia’s Minister of Justice Dowd Jalo, who submitted the report, said Senegal was still ” Infrastructure required for Hissein Hebrew Prior to his death last August, Covid-19 was sentenced to life in prison in 2016 by an African court for crimes against humanity, including rape, the death penalty, slavery and kidnapping.

Ghana, involved in part of the case, “ The other option .


Again the report with Sierra Leone is divided into 17 volumes. On November 25, the commission was handed over to the current president, Adama Barrow, who did not disclose its contents. The commission, which was formed in 2017, heard about 393 witnesses from January 2019 to May 2021.

The TRCC talks about massacres, torture, enforced disappearances, rapes and rapes, arbitrary arrests, witch hunts, and the forced administration of AIDS treatment. According to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, between 240 and 250 people have been killed by the government and its agents.

After the powerful public testimony before the TRRC (of the victims) that deeply touched the Gambians, there will be a lot of pressure in the Gambia and abroad that justice should be done without delay to the victims who have already been waiting five years. Sometimes longer , Explains Reid Brady, an American lawyer associated with the victims.

The commission named Yahya Jammeh in the killings of 50 West African immigrants: Nigerians, Senegalese, Ghana; Yahya Jammeh was responsible for the rape of former Miss Gambia, Tofa Jalo and sexual violence against two other women. He blamed Yahya Jammeh for the assassination of journalist Deida Hydra. So in fact, this is a final statement in which the Commission presents all the evidence indicating this responsibility; It even recommends a kind of court to judge him. Now I hope there will be a lot of pressure on the government to move forward in the Gambia and internationally. So, I would not be surprised if Yahya Jammeh has to deal with victims in the coming years.

Reid Brady, a human rights watch lawyer and researcher, has been involved with the victims

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