Gambia: New regime “will prosecute Jammeh,” says coalition leader

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December 7, 2016
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"Gambia's new government is to seek to prosecute Yahya Jammeh, the country's ruler for 22 years, when it takes power in January, according to a leading figure in the opposition coalition. A coalition of seven opposition parties headed by Adama Barrow defeated Jammeh in Thursday's presidential election in a shock result. Jammeh, who seized power in a military coup in 1994, accepted defeat and pledged to assist Barrow with the country's first democratic transition of power. Fatoumata Jallow-Tambajang, the chair of the opposition coalition, told The Guardian that Jammeh would not be allowed to leave the country and would be prosecuted for as-yet-unspecified crimes. Human-rights organizations have consistently accused Jammeh of orchestrating widespread human-rights abuses in the tiny West African nation." (12/07/16)  

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