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“International Campaign” Launched to Bring Gambia’s Jammeh to Justice

A good number of months have passed, ever since former Gambian leader Yahya Jammeh left the Gambia on exile peacefully, but his critics seem not to have forgotten about bringing him to justice.

Victims of the regime of the former Gambian President announced Saturday an “international campaign” to bring him to justice.

Jammeh, a former soldier, ruled the English-speaking West African country from 1994 to January 2017, but now lives in exile in Equatorial Guinea.

His regime is accused by human rights defenders of systematically torturing political opponents and journalists, extrajudicial executions, arbitrary detentions and enforced disappearances.

The campaign, which is supported by local and international NGOs, demands Jammeh is extradited to the Gambia to face trial, but warned it could take years, if left to be handled by the ICC.

Meanwhile, the Commission of Enquiry, set by President Barrow and commonly called “the Jammeh Commission,” has issued an interim order against ex-president Yahya Jammeh and some of his close associates.

The Interim Order is in respect of the financial dealings of the former President and some of his close associates under his directive, had with heads of Companies.

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