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US News: Crimes of the Jammeh era: Justice arrives (finally) Gambia

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  Crimes de l’ère Jammeh : la justice arrive (enfin) en Gambie © MARCO LONGARI / AFP

C is a small judicial revolution gets underway in The Gambia. A commission which investigated crimes committed during the regime of Yahya Jammeh claims that the main culprits are tried. She did not give their name, but the victims do not doubt that the former dictator is among them. READ ALSO

Gambia? Fatu Camara: "The country needs a national psychotherapy"

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report While it was highly anticipated, is Thursday, November 25th that the Truth Commission, reconciliation and reparations (TRRC) provided the President Adama Barrow's report containing the result of months of investigations and hearings on Jammeh years and its recommendations on the action to take.

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TRRC has not released the contents of the report, but a statement. "In its report, the Commission identifies and recommends prosecution against those who bear the greatest responsibility for the gross human rights violations committed against both Gambians as against non-Gambians between July 1994 and January 2017", the years power to Yahya Jammeh, the statement said without naming names.

One of the big questions concerns the recommendations contained in this document in 17 volumes, beginning with the need or not the former autocrat in exile in Equatorial Guinea accountable. READ ALSO

Gambia endgame for Yahya Jammeh

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Jammeh reminded the extent of the crimes committed under Yahya Jammeh in this small poor, landlocked West Africa : murder, torture, enforced disappearances, rape and castration, arbitrary arrests, witch hunts, to the stress of a container treatment against AIDS Directors. Between 240 and 250 people died in the hands of the state and its agents, she said.

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The statement did not say who the report refers to prosecution. "I can not give names," said to the press the Commission President, Lamin Sise. But names are "explicitly" in the report, the statement said.

The fact that TRRC request that Yahya Jammeh is judged no doubt for the victims, according to Reed Brody, a human rights defender who assisted them and has made a specialty of such causes.

The Commission has left "no doubt that Jammeh is top of the list of former officials" of which it recommends that they be prosecuted, has he said in a statement endorsed by 11 Gambian and international organizations . "The countdown until the day Yahya Jammeh will face his victims is launched," he said. READ ALSO

Gambia (2/2): the challenge of reconciliation

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Jammeh President Barrow, who succeeded Yahya Jammeh in 2017, assured the victims that "justice will be done." "I assure you all about the fact that in six months we will be a white paper" on the recommendations, he said on receiving the report. President Barrow has a period of one month to submit a summary report to the National Assembly and international organizations such as the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), the United Nations. He has six months to decide on the follow up to the recommendations, an official of the TRRC. Exercise is difficult for him, even if time allows him to see coming without having to decide before the presidential election on 4 December. The former dictator Jammeh retains many supporters in his country. His fate is one of the major themes of the presidential campaign. Adama Barrow is running for re-election and Yahya Jammeh is involved in distance in the campaign.

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TRRC, founded in 2017, heard from January 2019 to May 2021 393 witnesses, victims, but also former "junglers" ( "bushmen"), members of the death squads of the regime, came to tell during public hearings, sometimes shocking, the many atrocities committed under Yahya Jammeh. Many statements have directly accused the former leader, 56 years old. The TRRC had described, in an interim report published in April 2020, human rights violations under Yahya Jammeh of "massive, appalling and diverse." After the presidential election won by the end of 2016 Adama Barrow and six weeks of a crisis twists caused by the refusal to cede power Jammeh, he had finally had to leave the country for the Equatorial Guinea, under the pressure of a west African military intervention and after one last Guineo- Mauritanian mediation. READ ALSO

Gambia: Jammeh, "the son of Bokassa and Idi Amin"

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the shadow of the former dictator in exile Yahya Jammeh hover on the poll. © Provided by FranceInfo A little less than one million voters vote this Saturday, December 4th 2021 to choose a new president for the Gambia . The outgoing, Adama Barrow, and five other candidates are in the running for this ballot whose main issue is to reinforce democracy in this small country deeply marked by years of dictatorship.

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