German courtroom sentences Gambian guard to life imprisonment for struggle crimes – JURIST

A German courtroom handed down a life imprisonment sentence to Gambian nationwide Bai Lowe on Thursday after he was discovered responsible of crimes towards humanity, homicide and tried homicide for his actions with a dying squad often known as the Junglers, infamous for focusing on adversaries of former Gambian President Yahya Jammeh. The squad’s victims even included an AFP journalist.

Prosecutors beforehand accused Bai Lowe of being concerned within the murders of attorneys, and systematic oppression and widespread human rights violations throughout his 22 years in energy. His tenure as president was surrounded by government-mandated targeting of journalists, human rights defenders, pupil leaders, spiritual leaders, political opposition members, judiciary officers, and lesbian, homosexual, bisexual, transgender and LGBTQ folks. 

Reed Brody, a human rights lawyer who works with victims of Jammeh instructed JURIST that:

The lengthy arm of the regulation has caught as much as Bai Lowe in Germany, simply because it’s catching as much as Yahya Jammeh’s henchmen all all over the world, and as it would hopefully quickly catch as much as Jammeh himself. Right this moment’s conviction exhibits that these males can run however they’ll’t conceal.

However Bai Lowe was solely a bit man. He wasn’t the one who deliberate these killings. We all know that it was Yahya Jammeh himself who was behind these crimes.  The decision ought to ecourage the Gambian authorities to start the legal justice course of at residence. Victims shouldn’t must go overseas to hunt redress for what occurred to them in Gambia.

In Could 2022 Gambia’s Legal professional Normal and Minister of Justice, Dawda A. Jallow, extended governmental approval to prosecute former President Yahya Jammeh for alleged atrocities. Jallow relayed the affirmation whereas releasing the federal government’s white paper on the report of the nation’s Fact, Reconciliation and Reparations Fee (TRRC). In 2021, the TRRC delivered its report to President Adama Barrow, recommending the prosecutions of anybody who was related to atrocities dedicated throughout Yahya Jammeh’s 22 years within the presidency.

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