Call to prosecute brutal Jammeh’s agents
From MOMODOU DIBBA in Banjul, Gambia
BANJUL, (CAJ News) – FOLLOWING the election of Members of Parliament in Gambia, rights groups have urged authorities to prosecute perpetrators of the 22-year brutal rule by deposed dictator, Yahya Jammeh.
Elections were held recently, with new president, Adama Barrow’s United Democratic Party winning a landslide.
Barrow defeated Jammeh in December.
Human Rights Watch said the new government must bring those responsible for grave crimes committed under his rule to be brought to book.
“Fair trials are crucial for victims and their families and for building respect for the rule of law in the country,” the rights group stated on Thusday.
Former wrestling champion and military officer Jammeh, who is now in exile in Equatorial Guinea, is accusing of running the tiny West African country with an iron fist since assuming power in a coup in 1994.
His tenure was characterised by killing and jailing of opponents and critical media.
– CAJ News
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