Gambia Civil Society, Victims of Yahya Jammeh Regime Take Up to The Streets Saturday
The Association of Non-Governmental Organisations (TANGO), in collaboration with victims’ organizations, is holding a #NeverAgain march on Saturday, October 16th, 2021 to demonstrate its solidarity with the victims of Human Rights violations, to support and empathize with their desire for truth, justice, and reparations for the human rights violations committed between July 1994 and January 2017.
A press release issued by the organizers of the march reads, “Gambians want justice! According to a study released on September 6th, 2021, by Afrobarometer, 73% of Gambians want perpetrators of crimes and human rights abuses, during the reign of the Government, should be tried in court“.
“Given the litany of the crimes committed – murder, torture, rape, massacres, “witch-hunts,” sham HIV program – the international community has also demanded accountability.”
The release further reads, “As we patiently await the TRRC report and its recommendations, we the people, Victims, their families, and members of the Civil Society Organisations, call on all Gambians to join the #NeverAgain March to express solidarity with all victims and reaffirm our commitment to the Transitional justice process and for implementation of the TRRC recommendations.”
TANGO organizers of the procession have strictly warned that “The march is strictly apolitical. However, we encourage political parties and their members to participate without party symbols. This is a national call to acknowledge what has happened and to chart a way forward for a brighter Gambia“.
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