ICC Net Closes In On Former President Jammeh


ICC Advisor says: Jammeh Must Be Prosecuted, “Impunity is not an option”  

By Amadou Manjang 


The special adviser to the International Criminal Court (ICC) chief prosecutor, Adama Dieng, has said that The Gambia needs to prosecute the crimes that were committed under Yahya Jammeh’s brutal rule.



He added that if The Gambia fails to prosecute the crimes, then the International Criminal Court under international jurisprudence will take the matter and investigate.


“Justice must happen and justice will happen. Impunity is not an option,” he firmly stated.


Dieng believes that there should be no circumstances where the crimes should be left unpunished. 


Dieng made these remarks on Wednesday 17 November 2021 at the International Conference held at Sir Dawda Kairaba Conference centre.


The International Conference was organised by the Advocate for Justice and Human Rights, Justice Truth Dignity, Gambia Bar Association and IHRDA on the theme ‘from Truth to Justice- the Implementation of Truth Reconciliation, Reparation Commission (TRRC) recommendations on prosecutions.’


Dieng further stated that it is possible to prosecute Jammeh on international jurisprudence, on the killing of the fifty-six West African migrants backed in 2005.


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