Gambian activists want Jammeh brought to justice
Activists in the tiny west African nation of Gambia want to see justice served against the country’s former dictator, Yahya Jammeh.
Activists in the tiny west African nation of Gambia want to see justice served against the country's former dictator, Yahya Jammeh.
The group has launched a campaign to force Jammeh, who ruled the country with an iron-first for 22 years, to answer for his crimes before a court.
The former dictator faces accusations of ordering killings and torture to maintain control.
He was surprisingly unseated in the December 2016 elections, when relative newcomer to the Gambian political stage – property developer Adama Barrow – won the election.
Jammeh tried to postpone handing over power for as long as possible, but eventually conceded and went into exile in Equatorial Guinea, shortly after Barrow's inauguration.
Jammeh was allowed to go into exile with his collection of 13 luxury cars and, what was discovered after he left, $11-million of state funds, leaving the country with almost no money.